Rowan Schmidt, Matt Chadsey, Jessica Hanson

Matt Chadsey is Executive Director of Earth Economics, Rowan Schmidt is Program Director of Earth Economics, and Jessica Hanson is Communications Specialist of Earth Economics.

Latest Posts by Rowan Schmidt, Matt Chadsey, Jessica Hanson

Communicating the Value of Urban Biodiversity to Foster City Resilience

- The evolution and expansion of cities has significantly impacted their biodiversity. The river valleys, harbors, and natural resources that once gave them life have mostly receded as part of the urban landscape. The loss of their critical benefits has, in turn, led to an even greater reliance on man-made infrastructure for replacements, such as expensive sea walls to protect communities from storm surges that natural systems like mangroves used to manage.