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Kara Schlichting

“The Nature of Urban Coastal Resiliency: Twentieth-Century Governance, Environmental Management, and Design”

Kara Schlichting

Queens College, CUNY, Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies, Spring 2016

Kara Schlichting is an assistant professor of history at Queens College, CUNY. She earned her PhD from Rutgers University in 2014. Her work in late-nineteenth and twentieth-century American history sits at the intersection of urban, environmental, and political history, with a particular focus on property regimes and regional planning in greater New York City. She is currently working on a project on tideland property development to investigate how legal theory, coastal resiliency planning, and land politics shape American waterfronts. As a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies this spring, she is working on a her new project entitled “The Nature of Urban Coastal Resiliency: Twentieth-Century Governance, Environmental Management, and Design.”

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