Patricia Romero Lankao Ph.D.

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It is a pleasure to welcome you to my website!

I have developed research on the interactions between urban development and global environmental change. I am very active in both the international human dimensions community and the human dimensions community of US and Latin America. Urbanization is both a social and environmental phenomenon; it is one of the most influential, irreversible and evident anthropogenic forces in the Earth system. Many urban centers share characteristics (e.g., location in risk–prone areas, and governance deficits) that tend to make them more vulnerable to adverse climate change events. I have focused on crucial intersections between urban development and the environment, including the carbon cycle, the climate system and the water cycle. In particular, I have studied key issues of (a) how urban development impacts the environment (drivers); (b) what societal factors explain cities' vulnerability/resilience to heat waves, atmospheric pollution, water scarcity and pollution, among other hazards (impacts), and (c) how particular cities attempt to meet the challenges of reducing emissions while improving their capacity to cope with environmental impacts (responses).

I am a "multidisciplinary sociologist" by training. I was during 14 years professor at the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City, and joined NCAR in 2006 as (social) scientist. Although I was born in Mexico, I consider myself citizen of the world. Thus I care not only about my two girls, who I love to death, but I am also engaged in finding options to move ourselves to a more sustainable and fair relationship with Earth's people, animals and plants.

Background

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Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences (emphasis Environmental Policy and agriculture), University of Bonn, Germany, July 1998

Ph.D. in Regional Studies and Management (emphasis Environmental Policy and industry) Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), November 1997

M. Sc. In Sociology (honors), Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), December 1991

B.S. Sociology, Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), December 1986

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I have launched together with scientists in CGD, IMAGe, ACD, AIMES and the Global Carbon Project the "Initiative to Attain Resilient and Sustainable Relationships among Carbon, Climate and Cities (RS–Cities). RS–Cities brings together groups with diverse expertise (carbon, atmospheric and climate modelers, urban science and policy, scenarios experts) to bridge the gap between global carbon and climate models on the one hand and urban case studies on the other. The main goal of Resilient and Sustainable Cities (RS–Cities) is to explore crucial intersections between urban development and the environment, including the carbon cycle, the climate system and the water cycle. In particular, RS–Cities addresses key issues of (a) how urban development impacts the environment (drivers); (b) what societal factors explain cities' vulnerability/resilience to climate variability, atmospheric pollution and other stresses (impacts), and (c) how particular cities attempt to meet the challenges of reducing emissions while improving their capacity to cope with environmental impacts (responses)

I am the PI of the project ADaptation to the health impacts of Air Pollution and climaTe Extremes in Latin American cities (ADAPTE), financed by IAI. ADAPTE seeks to investigate a crucial and not yet fully explored problem: the independent and combined effects of exposure to weather related stresses and air pollution and human vulnerability to urban health in four Latin American cities: Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Mexico City, and Santiago Chile. The project explores how patterns in human mortality/morbidity and vulnerability vary spatially, and the human and natural factors accounting for this differential distribution within the cities. Please also see this ADAPTE fact sheet.

Data Conservancy is an ambitious 5–yr effort that seeks to support new forms of inquiry and learning to meet the needs of understanding, measuring, and modeling the urban contribution to, and urban impacts of climate change. These and other research challenges facing society will be addressed through the creation, implementation, and sustained management of an integrated and comprehensive data curation system. I am Co–PI of this project led by Johns Hopkins University, with the participation of Co–PI Mary Marlino, NCAR. My work on cities and climate change will constitute a science domain whose research questions and data needs will be supported through the creation of a well–defined data system. The Data Conservancy project will provide the foundation for a diverse team of scientists and data curators to iteratively develop, deploy, and evaluate infrastructure research and development, and computer science and information science research in a manner that combines rapid implementation with research, all of which will support continual progress toward sustainability.

Selected Presentations

"Are risks democratic or hierarchic? Insights from health risks in three Latin American cities", IAI Synthesis Meeting, Buenos Aires Argentina, August 2010

"Resilient-Sustainable Cities: Achievements and challenges of integrating multidisciplinary science into a global context", Boulder US., March 2010

"Assessing vulnerability and adaptive capacity across urban areas." World Bank Urban Symposium on Cities and Climate Change, Marseille France, June 2009

"Assessing urban vulnerability to the health impacts of climate change."Key Note at the Symposium Managing unavoidable health risks of climate change in developing countries, organized by the John Hopkins U., at the National Press DC, May 14, 2009. This audio clip came in from our video monitoring service.

"Challenges to Water Management and Use, Lessons and Insights from Vulnerability Analysis in Mexico City." Key note given at the ASLO Science Aquatic Meeting, Nice, France, January 2009.

"Towards Global Coordination of the Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (IAV) Community." Future Climate Change Research on Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation: From the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Onward, Earth System Partnership/IPCC, Amsterdam, January 21-23, 2009.

"Humanities, social sciences and climate change: an evident relationship?" Plenary speaker at the panel "Agents of Change: People Climate and Places through Time," together with Steve Schneider, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Boise, Idaho, March, 2008.

"Urban vulnerability and adaptation: taking stock and moving forward." Future Climate Change Research and Observations: GCOS, WCRP and IGBP Learning from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Sydney, October, 2007.

"Latin America: How to enhance the resilience of cities and the urban poor?" Building for Climate Change Resilience, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Italy, July, 2007.

Ph.D. and Master's Thesis

  1. Romero Lankao, P., 1991: Historia de las obras de abastecimiento de Agua y Drenaje de la Ciudad de México y de su Impacto Socioambiental, (History of Mexico City's water systems and their socioenvironmental impact), Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Departmento de sociología, Mexico
  2. Romero Lankao, P., 1997: Políticas públicas y posibilidades de reorientación ambiental de la actividad industrial (El sector textil de la ZMCM), (Public policies and environmental transitions in the industrial sector (Mexico City's textil industry)), Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Division de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Mexico
  3. Romero Lankao, P., 1998: Probleme der Realisierung umweltpolitischen Strategien in der mexikanischen Landwirtschaft, (Problems in the Implementation of environmental policy strategies in the Mexican Agriculture), University of Bonn, Institut für Agrarpolitik, Marktforschung und Wirtschaftssoziologie, Germany

External refereed journals articles

(Based all or in part on PhD (*) and master's thesis (**)

  1. Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Una propuesta de análisis de lo ambiental (A proposal of environmental analysis). Revista Argumentos, 19, 77-90.
  2. Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Evaluación de impacto ambiental: instrumento de política pública (Environmental Impact Assessment: a public policy instrument). Revista Argumentos, 21, 7-21.
  3. Romero Lankao, P., 1996: Visión y Esquemas de Gestión de lo Ambiental ¿Sustentadores de una política racional?, (Vision and Environmental Management Schemes: support for a 'rational' policy?). Revista Política y Cultura, 7, 203-219.
  4. Romero Lankao, P., 1999: Agua en la ciudad de México durante el Porfiriato ¿Una Realidad Superada (Water in Mexico-City during Porfirian times: a transcended reality?). Revista Relaciones, XX, México, Colegio Michoacán, 131-152.
  5. Romero Lankao, P., 1999: La política ambiental mexicana ante los retos de la sustentabilidad (The sustainability challenges of the Mexican environmental policy). Revista Gestión y Política Pública, III, 301-321.
  6. Romero Lankao, P., 2000: Sustainability and Public Management Reform: Two Challenges for Mexican Environmental Policy. American Review of Public Administration, 30(4), 389-399.
  7. Romero Lankao, P., 2001: Challenges of Mexican Environmental Policy. Economía: Teoría y Práctica, México, 2(14), 169-185.
  8. Varady, R. Romero Lankao, P. and Hankins, K., 2001: Managing Hazardous Materials along the US-Mexico Border. Environment, 43(10), 22-36.
  9. Romero Lankao, P., 2006: Ciencias Sociales y carbono en México ¿Una relación evidente? (Social sciences and the carbon cycle, an evident relationship?). Ciencia y Desarrollo, 202, México, 36-41.
  10. Pataki, D.E., R. J. Alig, A.S. Fung, N. E. Golubiewski, C. A. Kennedy, E. G. McPherson, D. J. Nowak, R. V. Pouyat and P. Romero Lankao, 2006: Urban ecosystems and the North American carbon cycle. Global Change Biology, 12, 1-11.
  11. Wilder, M. and Romero Lankao, P., 2006: Paradoxes of Decentralization: Water Reform in and its Social Implications in Mexico. World Development, 34, 1977-1995.
  12. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: How do Local Governments in Mexico City Manage Global Warming? Local Environment 12, 519-535.
  13. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: ¿Cómo gestionan las autoridades de la ciudad de México el cambio climático? Urbanización y Ambiente, 67, 59-76 (This is a translation of reference 12).
  14. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: Are we missing the point? Particularities of urbanization, sustainability and carbon emissions in Latin American cities. Environment and Urbanization, 19, 159-175.
  15. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: Descentralización y retiro del estado ¿Mecanismos para gestionar sustentablemente el agua? (Can decentralization and state reform induce a sustainable use of water?). Gestión y Política Pública, XVI(1), México, 29-60.
  16. Romero Lankao, P., D. Nychka, and J. L. Tribbia, 2008: Development and greenhouse gas emissions deviate from the 'modernization' theory and 'convergence' hypothesis. Climate Research 38, 17-29.
  17. Romero Lankao, P., J. L.Tribbia and D. Nychka, 2009: Testing theories to explore the drivers of cities' atmospheric emissions. Ambio, 38, 236-244.
  18. Romero Lankao, P., 2010: Water in Mexico City: what will climate change bring to its history of water–related hazards and vulnerabilities? Environment and Urbanization, 22, 157–178
  19. Myanna Lahsen, Roberto Sanchez, Patricia Romero Lankao, Pauline Dube, Rik Leemans, Monirul Mirza, Patricia Pinhoa, Balgis Elasha, Mark Stafford Smith 2010: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability to Global Environmental Change: Challenges and Pathways for an Action–Oriented Research Agenda for Middle–and Low–Income Countries, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (in review).
  20. Romero Lankao, P., 2010: Urbanization and climate change: policy and planning challenges and options, Special Issue of European Planning Studies on Climate Change and Sustainable Cities (in review).
  21. Romero Lankao, P., Borbor Cordova 2010: Are risks democratic or hierarchic? Insights from health risks in three Latin American cities, Special Issue of Global Environmental Change on Adding insult to injury: Climate change, social stratification, and the inequities of intervention (in review)
  22. Romero Lankao, P., Qin, H. 2010: Exploring vulnerability and building resilience to climate change at the city level, Special Issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability on Cities and Climate Change (in review)
  23. Hardoy, J., Romero Lankao, P., 2010: Latin America: Integrating Mitigation, Adaptation and Development, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (in review)
  24. Romero Lankao, P., Günther, G., 2010: Has the reform improved the Sustainability of non market water values? Evidence from Mexico City and Buenos Aires, Special Issue of Policy and Society on Non–Market Values of Water in a Changing World (in review)

Other external refereed publications

Books

  1. ** González, A., Duffing, E., Romero Lankao, P., et.al. 1990: Plan Regional para la Regeneración Ecológica y el Desarrollo Regional de la Cuenca Hidrológica Xochimilco (Regional Plan for the Ecological Restoration and Regional Development of Xochimilco), México, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung GEA, 127 pp
  2. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1993: Impacto Socioambiental, en Xochimilco y Lerma, de las obras de abastecimiento de la ciudad de México (Social and environmental impact, in Xochimilco and Lerma, of Mexico City's water supply systems), México, UAM, (Awarded with the Serfin National Environmental Prize in 1992), 151 pp.
  3. ** Romero Lankao, P. 1999: Obra hidráulica en la ciudad de México y su impacto socioambiental, 1880-1990 (Water system in Mexico City, Social and Environmental Impact. 1880-1990). México, Instituto Mora, 163 pp.
  4. * Romero Lankao, P., 1998: Probleme der Realisierung umweltpolitischer Strategien in der mexikanischen Landwirtschaft (Problems in the Implementation of environmental policy strategies in the Mexican Agriculture), Bonn Germany, Wehle Witterschlick, 253 pp.
  5. *Romero Lankao, P. 2001: Política Ambiental Mexicana. Distancia entre objetivos y logros (Mexican Environmental Policy. Distance between goals and results), México, UAM-Xochimilco, 290 pp.
  6. Leff, E. Escurra, E., Pisanty, I. and Romero Lankao, P. (Eds.) 2002: La transición hacia el desarrollo sustentable. Perspectivas de América Latina y el Caribe. (Transition towards Sustainable Development Perspectives from Latin American and the Caribbean), México, SEMARNAT-INE-UAM-PNUMA (second edition), 578 pp.

Refereed reports

  1. Canadell, P., Dickinson, R., Hibbard, K., Raupach., M., Young, O., Apps, M., Chedin, A., Chen-Tung, A., Cox, R., Druffel, E., Field, C., Romero Lankao, P., Lebel, L., Patwardhan, A., Rhein, M., Sabine, C., Valentini, R., Yamagata, Y., 2003: Global Carbon Project. The Science Framework and Implementation, IGBP-IHDP-WCRP-DIVERSITAS, Canberra, 68 pp.
  2. Brasseur, G., K. Jacobs, E. Barron, R. Benedick, W. Chameides, T. Dietz, P. Romero Lankao, M. McFarland, H. Mooney, D. Nathan, E. Parson, and R. Richels, 2007: Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned, National Academies Press, Washington US, 182pp.
  3. Adger, N., Aggarwal, P., Agrawala, S., Alcamo, J., Allali, A., Anisimov, O., Arnell, N., Boko, M., Canziani, O., Carter, T., Casassa, C., Confalonieri, U., Victor Cruz, R., de Alba Alcaraz, E., Easterling, E., Field, C., Fischlin, A., Fitzharris, B., Gay García, C., Hanson, C., Harasawa, H., Hennessy, K., Huq, S., Jones, R., Kajfež Bogataj, L., Karoly, D., Klein, R., Kundzewicz, Z., Lal, M., Lasco, R., Love, G., Lu, X., Magrín, G., José Mata, L., Menne, B., Midgley, G., Mimura, N., Qader Mirza, M., Moreno, J., Mortsch, L., Niang-Diop, I., Nicholls, R., Nováky, B., Nurse, L., Nyong, A., Oppenheimer, M., Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Patwardhan, A., Romero Lankao, P., Rosenzweig, C., Schneider, S., Semenov, S., Smith, J., Stone, J., van Ypersele, J-P., Vaughan, D., Vogel, C., Wilbanks, T., Wong, P.P., Wu, S., Yohe, G., 2007: Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Summary for Policy Makers, 7-22.
  4. Adger, N., Aggarwal, P., Agrawala, S., Alcamo, J., Allali, A., Anisimov, O., Arnell, N., Boko, M., Canziani, O., Carter, T., Casassa, C., Confalonieri, U., Victor Cruz, R., de Alba Alcaraz, E., Easterling, E., Field, C., Fischlin, A., Fitzharris, B., Gay García, C., Hanson, C., Harasawa, H., Hennessy, K., Huq, S., Jones, R., Kajfež Bogataj, L., Karoly, D., Klein, R., Kundzewicz, Z., Lal, M., Lasco, R., Love, G., Lu, X., Magrín, G., José Mata, L., Menne, B., Midgley, G., Mimura, N., Qader Mirza, M., Moreno, J., Mortsch, L., Niang-Diop, I., Nicholls, R., Nováky, B., Nurse, L., Nyong, A., Oppenheimer, M., Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Patwardhan, A., Romero Lankao, P., Rosenzweig, C., Schneider, S., Semenov, S., Smith, J., Stone, J., van Ypersele, J-P., Vaughan, D., Vogel, C., Wilbanks, T., Wong, P.P., Wu, S., Yohe, G., 2007: Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Technical Summary, 23-78.
  5. Satterthwaite, D., S. Huq, M. Pelling, A. Reid, and P. Romero-Lankao, 2007: Building Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas and among Urban Populations in Low- and Middle-income Nations. Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Research Report, 112pp.
  6. Romero Lankao, P., 2008: Urban Areas and Climate Change: Review of Current Issues and Trends. Issues paper prepared for Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011, 101pp, available Here

Refereed-chapters in edited volumes

  1. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Ciudad de México: Problemas Socioambientales en la gestión hidráulica (Water management in Mexico City, social and environmental problems). Medio Ambiente, problemas y soluciones, COLMEX, 235-270.
  2. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1995: Peculiaridades de la planeación ambiental (Peculiarities of environmental planning). Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Municipal, coordinated by Massé, C. et al., México, Colegio Mexiquense/UAEM, 165-177.
  3. * Romero Lankao, P., 1997: Nuevos esquemas de regulación estatal de lo ambiental (New Schemes of Environmental Regulation in Mexico). Reforma del Estado. Actualidad y Escenarios Futuros, Caracas Venezuela, CLAD/BID/PNUD, 649-658.
  4. * Romero Lankao, P., 1998: Industria de la ZMCM discusión pública de su incidencia en la contaminación (Industry in Mexico City, public discussion of industrial environmental impacts). In Garza, M. et.al., Los Desastres en México, una perspectiva multidisciplinaria, UNAM/Ibero/UAM-Xochimilco, (second edition), 223-246.
  5. * Romero Lankao, P., 1999: Abordaje y simplificación neoclásica de lo ambiental (Neo-classical analysis and simplification of environmental issues). In Delgado, J. et.al. (Coord.) La formación territorial de la ciudad de México, México, UAM/Plaza y Valdes, pp.59-70
  6. Varady, R., P. Romero Lankao and K. Hankins, 2002: Whither Hazardous-materials Management in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region? Both Sides of the Border. Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and United States, edited by Fernandez, L. y Carson, R.T. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 347-382.
  7. Romero Lankao, P. 2002: Agua en el Alto Lerma. Experiencias y lecciones de uso y gestión (Water in Lerma. Experiences and Lessons of Use and Management). In Encuentro de Investigadores de la Cuenca Lerma Chapala Santiago, México, Colmich-U. of Guadalajara, 71-88.
  8. Romero Lankao, P. 2002: El peso de las politicas mexicanas en la sustentabilidad de las recientes tendencias de desarrollo (Influence of Mexican policies in the "sustainability" of national development paths). In La transición hacia el desarrollo sustentable. Perspectivas de América Latina y el Caribe. (Transition towards Sustainable Development. Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean), Leff, E., E. Escurra, I. Pisanty, and P. Romero Lankao (Eds.), 91-114.
  9. Romero Lankao, P., 2003: Uso y gestión del agua en la ciudad de México (Water use and management in Mexico City). Agua, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo en México II, COLMICH, 247-258.
  10. Romero Lankao, P., 2003: Mano invisible: ¿gestora eficiente de un uso sustentable del agua en México (Is the invisible hand and efficient driver of a sustainable use of water in Mexico?). Agua, medio ambiente y desarrollo en México I, Colegio Michoacán, 257-270.
  11. Mitchell, R. and Romero Lankao, P. 2003: Institutions, Science and Technology in a Transition to Sustainability. Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, edited by H.-J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, and M. Claussen, MIT Press, 387-409.
  12. A.P. Kinzig, W.C. Clark, O. Edenhofer, G.C. Gallopin, W. Lucht, R.B. Mitchell,
    P. Romero Lankao, S. Sreekesh, C. Tickell, and O.R. Young 2003: Global Sustainability. In Earth System Analysis for Sustainability edited by H.-J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, and M. Claussen, MIT Press, 409-434.
  13. Romero Lankao, P. 2004: Pathways of regional development and the carbon cycle. In: The Global Carbon cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 329-340.
  14. Raupach., M., Canadell, P., Bakker, D., Ciais, Ph., Sanz, M.J., Fang, J.Y., Melillo, J.M., Romero Lankao, P., Sathaye, J.A., Schulze, E.D., Smith, P., Tschirley, J., 2004: Atmospheric Stabilization in the Context of Carbon-climate-Human Interactions. In The Global Carbon cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 131-164.
  15. Sabine, C., Heimann, M., Artaxo, P., Bakker, D., Chen, Ch-T., Field, C., Gruber, N., Le Quéré, C., Prinn, R.G., Richey, J.E., Romero Lankao, P., Sathaye, J.A., Valentini, R., 2004: Current Status and Past Trends of the Global Carbon Cycle. In The Global Carbon cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 17-44.
  16. Gruber, N., Friedlingstein P., Field, C., Valentini, R., Heimann, M., Richey, J.E., Romero Lankao, P., Schulze, E.D., Chen, Ch-T , 2004: The vulnerability of the carbon cycle in the 21st century: An assessment of carbon-climate-human interactions. In The Global Carbon cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M.Raupach, eds., Island Press, 45-76.
  17. Romero Lankao, P., Rodríguez, M. y Duffing, E. 2004: ¿Tres procesos contradictorios? Desarrollo urbano, ambiente y políticas en Xochimilco durante el siglo XX (Three contradictory processes: urban development, environment and policies in Xochimilco during the 20th Century). In A la orilla del agua. Políticas, Urbanización y Medio Ambiente en el Siglo XX, edited by Terrones M. Mora Institute - Delegación Xochimilco, 211-252.
  18. Wilbanks, T., and P. Romero Lankao, 2007: The human dimensions of global – environmental change. Sage Book on Environment and Society, Editors: J. Pretty, A. Ball, T. Benton, J. Guivant, D. Lee, D. Orr, M. Pfeffer, and H. Ward, 353-362.
  19. Wilbanks, T., P. Romero Lankao, et al., 2007: Chapter 7: Industry, Settlement, and Society. IPCC WGII Fourth Assessment Report Cambridge University, 357-391.
  20. Haites, E., Caldeira, K., Romero Lankao, P., Rose, A., Wilbanks, T., 2007: What are the options and measures that could significantly affect the carbon cycle? State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR), 37-49.
  21. Pataki, D., A. Fung, D. Nowak, E. McPherson, R. Pouyat, N. Golubiewski, C. Kennedy, P. Romero Lankao, and E. Alig, 2008: Chapter 14. Human Settlements and the North American Carbon Cycle. State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR), 149-156.
  22. Wilbanks, T.J., P. Kirshen, D. Quattrochi, P. Romero-Lankao, C. Rosenzweig, M. Ruth, W. Solecki, and J. Tarr, 2008: Effects of global change on human settlements. Analyses of the effects of global change on human systems, edited by Janet Gamble, Synthesis Product 4.2, US Climate Change Science Assessment.
  23. Satterthwaite, D., S. Huq, M. Pelling, A. Reid, and P. Romero-Lankao, 2009: Introduction. Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The Possibilities and Constraints in Low-and Middle-income Nations, J. Bicknell, D. Dodman, D. Satterthwaite, editors, Earth Scan, 3-47.
  24. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Cordova Borbor, D. Parra, E. Behrenz, L. Dawidowski, 2009: Health impacts of weather and air pollution - what current challenges hold for the future in Latin American cities. The Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy, and Action, edited by Karen O'Brien, Linda Sygna and Johanna Wolf, GECHS, Oslo Norway (forthcoming).
  25. Romero Lankao, and P., D. Gnatz, 2010: Chapter 1: Urbanization and the Challenge of Climate Change. Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (second draft in review).
  26. Romero Lankao, P., and Gnatz, D., 2010: Chapter 2: Framework for Addressing the Interactions between Urban Areas and Climate Change. Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (second draft in review).
  27. Romero Lankao, P., and T. Wilbanks, 2010: Chapter 7: Conclusion: Linkages between Climate Change Responses, Research and Policy Directions. Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (second draft in preparation).

Non-refereed publications

Articles in non-peer-reviewed journals

  1. Romero Lankao, P. and E. Duffing, 1993: San Malthus o las Trampas del Progreso (Saint Malthus or the traps of progress). Revista Topodrilo 27, 110-113.
  2. Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Industria mexicana ¿interés por el cambio tecnológico ecológicamente orientado? (Is Mexican industry interested in an environmentally friendly technological change?). Revista Trabajo y Democracia Hoy, 22, México, 4-10.
  3. Romero Lankao, P. and Duffing, E., 1994: Los instrumentos de política ambiental en México (Environmental policy instruments in Mexico). Revista Topodrilo 37, México, 20-24.
  4. Romero Lankao, P. 2008: How have cities in low- and middle income nations begun to respond to the challenges of climate change? UGEC View Points, 1, 11-13.
  5. Romero Lankao, P. 2009: Urban areas and Carbon and Climate Governance. UPDATE Governance as a Cross-Cutting Theme in Human Dimensions Research, 3, edited by Kate Brown, Ruben Zondervan and Gabriela Litre, 14-19.

Reports

  1. Romero Lankao, P., Duffing, E., López, P., 2001: Mexico: Who is doing what in human dimensions of global environmental change? Annotated bibliography and inventory of specialists IHDP-UAM, Germany/Mexico, bilingual document, 118 pp.
  2. Romero Lankao, P. (Ed.), 2002: Memorias del Foro: Acceso a los recursos genéticos y derechos de los pueblos indígenas, (Proceedings of the Forum: Access to Genetic Resources and Rights of Indigenous People), México, INE-UAM, 275 pp.
  3. Romero Lankao, P., López Villafranco, H., Rosas Huerta, A., Gunther, G., Correa Armenta, Z. 2005: Can Cities Reduce Global Warming? Urban Development and Carbon Cycle in Latin America. México, IAI, UAM-Xochimilco, IHDP, GCP, 96pp.

Chapters in edited volumes and proceedings

  1. Romero Lankao, P., 1988: Ecología y Sociedad. Calidad de Vida y Sociedad: Algunas Ideas. México, (Ecology and Society. Quality of Life and Society), Materiales de Estudio No. 4, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 1-14.
  2. Romero Lankao, P., 1988: Uso Social y Gestión Gubernamental del Agua en México (Social use and governmental management of water in Mexico). R. Barba, Guía Ambiental, México, UGAM, 1998, 207-223.
  3. Romero Lankao, P., 1999: Visión Gubernamental del Cambio Ambiental, los Desastres y la Vulnerabilidad (Governmental vision of environmental change, disasters and vulnerability). In: La Nación ante los Desastres. Retos y Oportunidades Hacia el Siglo XXI, México, SG, 119-128.
  4. Romero Lankao, P., 2002: Introducción . In Memorias del Foro: Acceso a los recursos genéticos y derechos de los pueblos indígenas, México, INE-UAM: 7-33.
  5. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: Socioeconomic impacts of multiple stresses on Cities. Understanding Multiple Environmental Stresses: Report of a Workshop
    Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,
    National Academies, 127-133.
  6. Romero Lankao, P., 2008: The Challenge of climate change in Latin America. South American Cities: Securing an Urban F`uture, edited by Ricky Burdett and Wolfgang Nowark, Urban Age and London School of Economics, 14-15.
  7. Romero Lankao, P., 2008: O problema da mudança climática na América Latina. Cidades Sulamericanas: Assegurando um Futuro Urbano, edited by R. Burdett and W. Nowark, Urban Age and London School of Economics, 14-15.

Peer reviewed papers in journals

  1. Pataki, D.E., Alig, R.J. Fung, A.S., Golubiewski, N.E., Kennedy, C.A., McPherson, E.G., Nowak, D.J., Pouyat, R.V. and Romero Lankao, P. 2006: “Urban ecosystems and the North American carbon cycle” Global Change Biology 12, 1-11.
  2. Wilder, M. and Romero Lankao, P. 2006: “Paradoxes of Decentralization: Water Reform in and its Social Implications in Mexico”, World Development, November, 34(11), 1977–1995 
  3. Romero Lankao, P. 2007: “How do Local Governments in Mexico City Manage Global Warming?” Local Environment 12(5), 519-535.
  4. Romero Lankao, P. (2007) “Are we missing the point? Particularities of urbanization, sustainability and carbon emissions in Latin American cities , Environment and Urbanization 19(1), 159-175.
  5. Romero Lankao, P., Tribbia J. L. and Nychka, D. 2008: Development and greenhouse gas emissions deviate from the ‘modernization’ theory and ‘convergence’ hypothesis Climate Research 38(1): 17-29.
  6. Romero Lankao, P., Tribbia J. L. and Nychka, D., 2009: Testing theories to explore the drivers of cities’ atmospheric emissions, Ambio 38(4): 236-244.
  7. Romero Lankao, P., “Water in Mexico City: what will climate change bring to its history of water-related hazards and vulnerabilities?” (accepted for publication in Environment and Urbanization, 2010, 22(1)). / 

Peer reviewed reports

  1. Satterthwaite, D., Huq, S., Pelling, M., Reid, A. and Romero-Lankao, P. 2007: Building Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas and among Urban Populations in Low- and Middle-income Nations, commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Research Report, 112pp. 
  2. Romero Lankao, P., 2008: “Urban Areas and Climate Change: Review of Current Issues and Trends” Issues paper prepared for Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011, 101pp.

Refereed-chapters in edited volumes

  1. Sabine, Ch. and 11 et al: 2004: "Current Status and Past Trends of the Global Carbon Cycle", in Toward CO2 Stabilization: Issues, Strategies, and Consequences, edited by Field, C. y Raupach M., Island Press, 17-44.
  2. Grüber, N. and 8 et al. 2004: "The vulnerability of the carbon cycle in the 21st century: An assessment of carbon-climate-human interactions" in Toward CO2 Stabilization: Issues, Strategies, and Consequences, edited by Field, C. y Raupach M., Island Press, 45-76.
  3. Wilbanks, T., Romero Lankao, P. et al 2007: “Chapter 7: Industry, Settlement, and SocietyIPCC WGII Fourth Assessment Report Cambridge University, pp.357-391.

 

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1. Educational information

1998  -  PhD, University of Bonn, Germany,  Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Policy, Probleme der Realisierung umweltpolitischen Strategien in der mexikanischen Landwirtschaft (Problems in the Implementation of environmental policy strategies in the Mexican Agriculture). Advisor: Thomas Kutsch.

1997  -  PhD, Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), in Regional Studies and Public Management, Políticas públicas y posibilidades de reorientación ambiental de la actividad industrial en la ciudad de Mexico (Public policies and environmental transitions in the industrial sector (Mexico City’s textile industry).  Advisor: Etelberto Ortiz Cruz.

1991  -  MSc, Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM), 1991, Sociology, Historia de las obras de abastecimiento de Agua y Drenaje de la Ciudad de México y de su Impacto Socioambiental (History of Mexico City’s water systems and their socioenvironmental impact).  Advisor: Manuel Perlo Cohen.

1986  -  BS, Sociology, Coatzacoalcos-Minatitlán, Proceso Histórico de Transformación Ecológica y de Creación de un Entorno Humano (Historic process of creation of a human environment), UNAM.  Advisor: Lisy Fajardo.

Speaks Spanish, English, German and Italian fluently; understands French

2. Professional Positions

2006 – present: Scientist II, Research Applications Laboratory and Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment, NCAR

2006 – 2008:  Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Society and the Environment, NCAR

1998 – 2007:  Associate professor (Profesor titular) on urban development environment and governance issues, group on public policies and management, UAM (on-leave from January 2008)

1992 – 1998:  Assistant Professor (Profesor asociado), group on public policies and management, UAM

2002 (Aug) - 2003 (May):  Visiting professor, Latin American Studies and Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, University of Arizona

2001 (June - Aug):  Visiting professor, Institute fuer Wirtshaftsgeographie, University of Bonn

1999 (June - Aug):  Visiting professor, Institute fuer Wirtshaftsgeographie, University of Bonn

1993 – 1995:  Columnist on cities, water, and development, Reforma Newspaper

3. Community service

International Scientific Bodies

Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change

Member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the IPCC Expert Meeting and Group on Human Settlements and Infrastructure

  • Coordinating lead author, “Impacts of Climate Change on Industry, Settlement, and Society”
  • Lead author, Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Summary for Policy Makers

    Lead author, Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Technical Summary

    Invited participant, Expert Meeting on The Science to Address UNFCC Article 2 including Key Vulnerabilities, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Global Carbon Project

    Lead author, Global Carbon Project. The Science Framework and Implementation, IGBP-IHDP-WCRP-DIVERSITAS

    UN-Habitat and Rockefeller Foundation

    Lead author, Chapters 1, 2 and 7 of the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change

    Issues paper “Cities and Climate Change: Review of Current Issues and Trends.”  Overview of the current state of affairs in terms of what is known and uncertain about cities and climate change, basis for the 2011 Global Report on Human Settlements, which will focus on the theme of Cities and Climate Change

    Background paper on "Climate change and the Role of Cities" as part of  2008 State of the World's Cities Report

    Background paper on building for climate change resilience in developing countries for “The Rockefeller Foundation Urban summit:  Innovations for an Urban World.”  Conference held in Bellagio, Italy, July 2007

    National Academies (US)

    Ad hoc committee created by the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Academies to identify lessons learned from past assessments to guide future global change assessment activities of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), 2006-2007

    IHDP/IGBP/WCRP

    Member of the Steering Scientific Committee of the Global Carbon Project sponsored by the International Human Dimensions Program on Global environmental Change (IHDP), the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP) and the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), and in charge of designing and implementing a research agenda, 2001-2008

    Member of the International Scientific Planning Committee of the 1st International UGEC Science & Practice Conference to be held in Phoenix Arizona US in October 2010 (UGEC is the IHDP Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project)

    CarboNA (formerly the Joint North American Carbon Program, JNACP)

    Member of the Steering Scientific Committee CarboNA is a joint government-level initiative between Canada, the US and Mexico whose goal is to establish greater cohesion across North America in the fields of carbon pool and greenhouse gas flux dynamics and of carbon related mitigation strategies, through the identification of continental-scale priority issues and promotion of collaborative research in areas of common interest and complementary expertise

    Reviewer for Journals

    Global Environmental Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Natural Hazards, Journal of the American Planning Association, Environmental Research Letters, Política y Cultura, Estudios Demográficos y Urbanos, Gestion y Política Publica

    Grant Proposal Reviewing

    NASA’s “Land Regional; Agriculture, Forestry, & Rangelands; and Carbon Management peer review panel for carbon cycle science”

    NSF, NOAA/SARP funding proposals

    Editorial/Advisory Positions

    Editorial Board, Climate and Development, 2008-2011 

    Editorial Board, the Journal Current Opinion in Sustainability (2009-2012)

    Member of Significant Opportunities in Atmospheric Research and Science (SOARS)

    Steering Committee, 2007 - ongoing

    Editorial Board, Journal of Politics and Culture, UAM, 2002-2006

    Advisory Board of Green Peace Mexico 1999-2004

    Advisory board, Master in Public Policies, UAM, 1999-2003

    Management positions

    Deputy Director, Institute for the Study of Society and Environment, NCAR, 2006-2008

    Coordinator of undergraduate program on Public Policies, UAM, 2003-2005

    Chief of research group on public policies, UAM, 2000-2002

    Selected professional memberships

    American Geophysical Union

    Mexican System of Researchers

    Mexican Carbon Program (member of the steering committee)

    Mexican Council for Climate Change

    Student and Academic Program Advising

    Mentor of John Tribbia, student assistant at ISSE October 2007 – September 2009

    Mentor of Raphael Nawrotsky (used his research participation as a student in ADAPTE to support a Masters Degree at Andrews University, summer of 2009).

    Mentor and research advisor for graduate students Maria de Lourdes Romo (PhD in 2006), Francisco Platas (Masters in 2006), Carlos Arturo Baños Lemoine (Masters in 1998), Guadalupe Jiménez Hernández (Masters in 2002)

    Mentor and research advisor for undergraduate students Griselda Günther (2006), Laura Martínez Olvera & Claudia Muñiz Vivero (2005), Enrique Cervantes Choy, Javier Luna Ochoa, Belén Ramos Martínez & Myriam Rodríguez Armenta (2002)

    Teaching (Metropolitan Autonomous University)

    Urban development and the environment, graduate Seminar, Metropolitan Autonomous University Xochimilco (UAM), 2000-2006

    Neoliberalism and the Environment, graduate seminar, with Diana Liverman, University of Arizona 2003

    Rural development and the environment UAM, 2000-2006

    Environmental Economy and Policy, UAM, 2000-2006

    Environmental Policy in Mexico graduate seminars, UAM, 2000-2006

    Design and coordination of inter-faculty and inter-university short courses on environment and development for medium- and senior-level public servants and managers in private enterprises, 1999-2001

    History of Mexico, undergraduate seminars, UAM , 1992-2006

    Sociology of Science undergraduate seminars, UAM, 1992-2006

    Classics of Social Theory undergraduate seminars, UAM, 1992-2006

    Classics of Political Theory, undergraduate seminars, UAM, 1992-2006

    Selected presentations

    “Challenges to the IAV community: reflections from my own research.”  Plenary talk at the Workshop for Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability: Research needs and priorities in developing countries, São José dos Campos, Brazil, November 2009

    “Assessing vulnerability and adaptive capacity across urban areas.”   World Bank Urban Symposium on Cities and Climate Change, Marseille France, June 2009

    “Assessing urban vulnerability to the health impacts of climate change.”  Key Note at the Symposium Managing unavoidable health risks of climate change in developing countries, organized by the John Hopkins U., at the National Press DC, May 14, 2009.

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    “ADaptation to the health impacts of Air Pollution and climaTe Extremes
    in Latin American cities (ADAPTE).  IHDP Open Meeting 2009 “Social Challenges of Global Change,” Bonn Germany, April 28 2009.  Also participated at a High-Level-Panel-Discussion of the Expert Working Group on Measuring Vulnerability, and in An Inter-Organizational Collaboration Effort To Link Global Change Science with Policy and Governance in the Americas.

    “Challenges to Water Management and Use, Lessons and Insights from Vulnerability Analysis in Mexico City.”  Key note given at the ASLO Science Aquatic Meeting, Nice, France, January 2009.

    “Towards Global Coordination of the Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability (IAV) Community.”  Future Climate Change Research on Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation: From the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Onward, Earth System Partnership/IPCC, Amsterdam, January 21-23, 2009.

    “Cities and Climate Change: Issues, Research Gaps and Tools.”   Presentation at the Inter- American Development Bank, Washington, DC, September, 2008.

    “Humanities, social sciences and climate change: an evident relationship?”  Plenary speaker at the panel “Agents of Change: People Climate and Places through Time,” together with Steve Schneider, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Boise, Idaho, March, 2008.

    “Urban vulnerability and adaptation: taking stock and moving forward.”  Future Climate Change Research and Observations: GCOS, WCRP and IGBP Learning from the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, Sydney, October, 2007.

    “Latin America: How to enhance the resilience of cities and the urban poor?”   Building for Climate Change Resilience, Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Italy, July, 2007.

    “Towards more resilient settlements and industries Challenges and Opportunities.”  The Changing Climate Issue: Reporting ahead of the Curve, Oregon, June, 2007.

    Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Latin American Cities.”   CRCES Workshop on Societal Impacts of Decadal Climate Variability in the United States, Hawaii, April, 2007.

    “So far,…So good? Human dimensions, multidisciplinary and the carbon cycle.”  Joint Canada-Mexico-USA Carbon Program Planning Meeting, Colorado Springs, January, 2007.

    “How do Local Governments in Latin America Manage Global Warming?”  International Workshop on Institutional Dimensions of Carbon Management at the Urban and Regional levels, GCP-IDGEC, Bali, December, 2006.

    “How do Local Governments in Mexico City Manage Global Warming?”  ESSP Conference: Global Environmental Change, Regional Challenges, Beijing, November, 2006.

    “Are we missing the point? Urbanization, sustainability and carbon emissions in Latin American cities.”  First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Decisions to Global Issues. Mexico City, September 4-8, 2006.

    “Mexico City: two successful case studies?”   Megacities: paradigms for urban water management within the 4th World Water Forum, March 16-22, 2006.

    “How do Local Governments Manage Global Warming? Institutional Settings and Carbon Emissions in Mexico City.”    Final Synthesis Workshop of the Advanced Institute on Urbanization, Emissions and the Global Carbon Cycle, and at the 6th Open Meeting of IHDP, Bonn Germany, October 7-13, 2005.

    “Socioeconomic impacts of multiple stresses on cities.”   Workshop Earth-Atmosphere Interactions: Understanding and Responding to Multiple Stresses, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Academies, Irvine California, September 29, 2005.

    “Can Latin American Cities Reduce Global Warming?”   Fifth Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Carbon Project,” Paris, France, June 15, 2005.

    “Urbanization and the carbon cycle.”    IAI Institute on Urbanization and Global Environmental change, Mexico City, Mexico, October 5, 2004.

    “Reduce risk by adaptation? Two analytic Alternatives.”  IPCC expert meeting on the science related to UNFCCC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 18, 2004.

    “Towards CO2 Stabilization Pathways.”  Framework Convention on Climate Change COP9, Milan, Italy, December 8, 2003.

    “Water Reforms in Mexico City, enhancing a sustainable and adaptive management of water?”  Open Meeting of the International Human Dimensions Program of Global Environmental Change, Montreal, Canada, October 18, 2003.

    “What kinds of institutions would be needed to promote the production and effective use of science and technology in managing a transition to sustainability?”  Dahlem Workshop on Earth Systems Analysis for Sustainability, Berlin, Germany, May 25, 2003.

    “Regional Pathways of Development and the Carbon Cycle.”   SCOPE-GCP Rapid Assessment on the Carbon Cycle, Ubatuba, Brazil, February 17, 2003.

     4. Honors and Awards

    2008 Leopold Leadership Fellow. The Leopold Leadership Program advances environmental decision-making by providing academic scientists with the skills and connections needed to be effective leaders and communicators

    Recipient of the 2007 Peace Nobel Prize together with Al Gore and hundreds of scientists and scholars authoring different components of the IPCC Assessments on climate change impacts and adaptation

    2007 Latina Leader Award in the Category of Science from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis

    Member of the Mexican National System of Researchers: during 1994-1998 as Candidate; during 1998-2000 level I, and during 2001-2008, level II

    Fellow, 8th cohort of the Program Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD International) (1999-2001)

    Serfin Bank National Environmental Prize (Premio Serfín del Medio Ambiente), 1992

    5. Research Grants

    (Dollar figures indicate total costs over full grant period)

    Current grants

    NSF, The Data Conservancy: A Digital Research and Curation Virtual Organization, $19,999,704 ($3,500,000 sub-award to NCAR), November 2009-October 2014, Co-PI (PI G. Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins University)

    NOAA, “Moving Forward: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwest and Northern Mexico,” $300,000 2008-2010, Co-PI (PI: Bob Varady, U. of Arizona)

    Inter-American Institute for Global Environmental Change, “Adaptation to the health impacts of air pollution and climate extremes in Latin American cities” (Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Santiago and Mexico City), 2007-2008, $160,000, PI

    Completed grants

    National Institute of Ecology “Towards a Program to Foster Research on Climate Change in Mexico,” 2004, $5,000, PI

    IAI, IHDP, the National Institute of Ecology and Metropolitan Autonomous University, “First International Conference on Carbon Management at Urban and Regional Levels: Connecting Development Global Issues,” Mexico City, September 4-8, 2006, $55,000 PI

    Inter American Institute for Global Environmental Change, “Can Cities Reduce Global Warming? Urban development and the carbon cycle in Latin America,” 2004, $25,000.00

    START, Hewlett Packard, “How Local Governments Manage Global Warming? Institutional Settings and Carbon in Mexico City,” $20,000, 2003, PI

    IHDP-University of Bonn “Annotated Bibliography/Inventory related to research on human dimensions of global environmental change in Mexico,” 1999,$2,000 PI

    Complementary grant-scholarship, Ford, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur, and  William and Flora Hewlett Foundations, field survey in Mexico for 2nd Ph.D. Dissertation in Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Policy, 1996,  $10,000

    Grant-scholarship, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, second Ph.D. and dissertation in Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Policy at Bonn University, Germany, 1995-1998, $10,000

    Grant-scholarship, Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT), first Ph.D., and dissertation on Regional Studies, 1992-1994, $10,000

    6. Publications

    6.1 Ph.D. and Master’s Thesis

    1.Romero Lankao, P., 1991: Historia de las obras de abastecimiento de Agua y Drenaje de la Ciudad de México y de su Impacto Socioambiental,  (History of Mexico City’s water systems and their socioenvironmental impact), Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Departmento de sociología, Mexico

    2.Romero Lankao, P., 1997: Políticas públicas y posibilidades de reorientación ambiental de la actividad industrial (El sector textil de la ZMCM), (Public policies and environmental transitions in the industrial sector (Mexico City’s textil industry)), Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Division de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Mexico

    3.Romero Lankao, P., 1998: Probleme der Realisierung umweltpolitischen Strategien in der mexikanischen Landwirtschaft, (Problems in the Implementation of environmental policy strategies in the Mexican Agriculture), University of Bonn, Institut für Agrarpolitik, Marktforschung und Wirtschaftssoziologie, Germany

     
     
    6.2 External refereed journals articles
    (Based all or in part on PhD (*) and master’s thesis (**)

    1. Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Una propuesta de análisis de lo ambiental (A proposal of environmental analysis).  Revista Argumentos, 19, 77-90.
    2. Romero Lankao, P., 1994: Evaluación de impacto ambiental: instrumento de política pública (Environmental Impact Assessment: a public policy instrument). Revista Argumentos, 21, 7-21.
    3. Romero Lankao, P., 1996: Visión y Esquemas de Gestión de lo Ambiental ¿Sustentadores de una política racional?, (Vision and Environmental Management Schemes: support for a ‘rational’ policy?).  Revista Política y Cultura, 7,  203-219.
    4. Romero Lankao, P., 1999: Agua en la ciudad de México durante el Porfiriato ¿Una Realidad Superada (Water in Mexico-City during Porfirian times: a transcended reality?).  Revista Relaciones, XX, México, Colegio Michoacán, 131-152.
    5. Romero Lankao, P., 1999:  La política ambiental mexicana ante los retos de la sustentabilidad (The sustainability challenges of the Mexican environmental policy).  Revista Gestión y Política Pública, III, 301-321.
    6. Romero Lankao, P., 2000:  Sustainability and Public Management Reform: Two Challenges for Mexican Environmental Policy.  American Review of Public Administration, 30(4), 389-399.
    7. Romero Lankao, P., 2001:  Challenges of Mexican Environmental Policy.  Economía: Teoría y Práctica, México, 2(14), 169-185.
    8. Varady, R. Romero Lankao, P. and Hankins, K., 2001: Managing Hazardous Materials along the US-Mexico Border.  Environment, 43(10), 22-36.
    9. Romero Lankao, P., 2006: Ciencias Sociales y carbono en México ¿Una relación evidente? (Social sciences and the carbon cycle, an evident relationship?).  Ciencia y Desarrollo, 202, México, 36-41.
    10. Pataki, D.E., R. J. Alig, A.S. Fung, N. E.  Golubiewski, C. A. Kennedy, E. G. McPherson, D. J.  Nowak, R. V. Pouyat and P. Romero Lankao, 2006: Urban ecosystems and the North American carbon cycle.   Global Change Biology, 12, 1-11.
    11. Wilder, M. and Romero Lankao, P., 2006:  Paradoxes of Decentralization: Water Reform in and its Social Implications in Mexico.  World Development, 34, 1977–1995.
    12. Romero Lankao, P., 2007:  How do Local Governments in Mexico City Manage Global Warming?  Local Environment 12, 519-535.
    13. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: ¿Cómo gestionan las autoridades de la ciudad de México el cambio climático?  Urbanización y Ambiente, 67, 59-76 (This is a translation of reference 12).
    14. Romero Lankao, P., 2007:  Are we missing the point? Particularities of urbanization, sustainability and carbon emissions in Latin American cities. Environment and Urbanization, 19, 159-175.
    15. Romero Lankao, P., 2007: Descentralización y retiro del estado ¿Mecanismos para gestionar sustentablemente el agua? (Can decentralization and state reform induce a sustainable use of water?).  Gestión y Política Pública, XVI(1), México, 29-60.
    16. Romero Lankao, P., D. Nychka, and J. L. Tribbia, 2008: Development and greenhouse gas emissions deviate from the ‘modernization’ theory and ‘convergence’ hypothesis.  Climate Research 38, 17-29.
    17. Romero Lankao, P., J. L.Tribbia  and  D. Nychka,  2009: Testing theories to explore the drivers of cities’ atmospheric emissions. Ambio, 38, 236-244.
    18. Romero Lankao, P., 2010:  Water in Mexico City: what will climate change bring to its history of water-related hazards and vulnerabilities?  Accepted for publication in Environment and Urbanization, 22.

    6.3 Other external refereed publications
    (Based all or in part on PhD (*) and mast
    er thesis (**)

     

    6.3.1 Books

    1. ** González, A., Duffing, E., Romero Lankao, P., et.al. 1990:  Plan Regional para la Regeneración Ecológica y el Desarrollo Regional de la Cuenca Hidrológica Xochimilco (Regional Plan for the Ecological Restoration and Regional Development of Xochimilco), México, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung –GEA, 127 pp
    2. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1993:  Impacto Socioambiental, en Xochimilco y Lerma, de las obras de abastecimiento de la ciudad de México (Social and environmental impact, in Xochimilco and Lerma, of Mexico City’s water supply systems), México, UAM, (Awarded with the Serfin National Environmental Prize in 1992), 151 pp.
    3. ** Romero Lankao, P. 1999:  Obra hidráulica en la ciudad de México y su impacto socioambiental, 1880-1990  (Water system in Mexico City, Social and Environmental Impact. 1880-1990). México, Instituto Mora, 163 pp.
    4. * Romero Lankao, P., 1998:  Probleme der Realisierung umweltpolitischer Strategien in der mexikanischen Landwirtschaft  (Problems in the Implementation of environmental policy strategies in the Mexican Agriculture), Bonn Germany, Wehle Witterschlick, 253 pp.
    5. *Romero Lankao, P. 2001:  Política Ambiental Mexicana. Distancia entre objetivos y logros  (Mexican Environmental Policy. Distance between goals and results), México, UAM-Xochimilco, 290 pp.
    6. Leff, E. Escurra, E., Pisanty, I. and Romero Lankao, P. (Eds.) 2002: La transición hacia el desarrollo sustentable. Perspectivas de América Latina y el Caribe. (Transition towards Sustainable Development Perspectives from Latin American and the Caribbean), México, SEMARNAT-INE-UAM-PNUMA (second edition), 578 pp.

    6.3.2 Refereed reports

    1. Canadell, P., Dickinson, R., Hibbard, K., Raupach., M., Young, O., Apps, M., Chedin, A., Chen-Tung, A.,  Cox, R., Druffel, E., Field, C., Romero Lankao, P., Lebel, L., Patwardhan, A., Rhein, M., Sabine, C., Valentini, R., Yamagata, Y., 2003:  Global Carbon Project. The Science Framework and Implementation, IGBP-IHDP-WCRP-DIVERSITAS, Canberra, 68 pp.
    2. Brasseur, G., K. Jacobs, E. Barron, R. Benedick, W. Chameides, T. Dietz, P. Romero Lankao, M. McFarland, H. Mooney, D. Nathan, E. Parson, and R. Richels, 2007:   Analysis of Global Change Assessments: Lessons Learned, National Academies Press, Washington US, 182pp.   
    3. Adger, N., Aggarwal, P., Agrawala, S., Alcamo, J., Allali, A., Anisimov, O., Arnell, N., Boko, M., Canziani, O., Carter, T., Casassa, C., Confalonieri, U., Victor Cruz, R., de Alba Alcaraz, E., Easterling, E., Field, C., Fischlin, A., Fitzharris, B., Gay García, C., Hanson, C., Harasawa, H., Hennessy, K., Huq, S., Jones, R., Kajfež Bogataj, L., Karoly, D., Klein, R., Kundzewicz, Z., Lal, M., Lasco, R., Love, G., Lu, X., Magrín, G., José Mata, L., Menne, B., Midgley, G., Mimura, N., Qader Mirza, M., Moreno, J., Mortsch, L., Niang-Diop, I., Nicholls, R., Nováky, B., Nurse, L., Nyong, A., Oppenheimer, M., Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Patwardhan, A., Romero Lankao, P., Rosenzweig, C., Schneider, S., Semenov, S., Smith, J., Stone, J., van Ypersele, J-P., Vaughan, D., Vogel, C., Wilbanks, T., Wong, P.P., Wu, S., Yohe, G., 2007:  Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Summary for Policy Makers, 7-22.
    4. Adger, N., Aggarwal, P., Agrawala, S., Alcamo, J., Allali, A., Anisimov, O., Arnell, N., Boko, M., Canziani, O., Carter, T., Casassa, C., Confalonieri, U., Victor Cruz, R., de Alba Alcaraz, E., Easterling, E., Field, C., Fischlin, A., Fitzharris, B., Gay García, C., Hanson, C., Harasawa, H., Hennessy, K., Huq, S., Jones, R., Kajfež Bogataj, L., Karoly, D., Klein, R., Kundzewicz, Z., Lal, M., Lasco, R., Love, G., Lu, X., Magrín, G., José Mata, L., Menne, B., Midgley, G., Mimura, N., Qader Mirza, M., Moreno, J., Mortsch, L., Niang-Diop, I., Nicholls, R., Nováky, B., Nurse, L., Nyong, A., Oppenheimer, M., Palutikof, J., Parry, M., Patwardhan, A., Romero Lankao, P., Rosenzweig, C., Schneider, S., Semenov, S., Smith, J., Stone, J., van Ypersele, J-P., Vaughan, D., Vogel, C., Wilbanks, T., Wong, P.P., Wu, S., Yohe, G., 2007: Working Group II Contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, Technical Summary, 23-78. 
    5. Satterthwaite, D., S. Huq, M. Pelling, A. Reid, and P. Romero-Lankao, 2007: Building Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas and among Urban Populations in Low- and Middle-income Nations.   Commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) Research Report, 112pp.
    6. Romero Lankao, P., 2008:  Urban Areas and Climate Change: Review of Current Issues and Trends.   Issues paper prepared for Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011, 101pp, available from http://www.unhabitat.org/grhs/2011

    6.3.3 Refereed-chapters in edited volumes

    1. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1994:  Ciudad de México: Problemas Socioambientales en la gestión hidráulica (Water management in Mexico City, social and environmental problems).  Medio Ambiente, problemas y soluciones, COLMEX, 235-270.
    2. ** Romero Lankao, P., 1995:  Peculiaridades de la planeación ambiental (Peculiarities of environmental planning).   Políticas Públicas y Desarrollo Municipal, coordinated by Massé, C. et al., México, Colegio Mexiquense/UAEM, 165-177.
    3. * Romero Lankao, P., 1997:  Nuevos esquemas de regulación estatal de lo ambiental (New Schemes of Environmental Regulation in Mexico).   Reforma del Estado. Actualidad y Escenarios Futuros, Caracas Venezuela, CLAD/BID/PNUD, 649-658.
    4. * Romero Lankao, P., 1998:  Industria de la ZMCM discusión pública de su incidencia en la contaminación (Industry in Mexico City, public discussion of industrial environmental impacts).   In Garza, M. et.al., Los Desastres en México, una perspectiva multidisciplinaria, UNAM/Ibero/UAM-Xochimilco, (second edition), 223-246.
    5. * Romero Lankao, P., 1999:  Abordaje y simplificación neoclásica de lo ambiental (Neo-classical analysis and simplification of environmental issues).   In Delgado, J. et.al. (Coord.) La formación territorial de la ciudad de México, México, UAM/Plaza y Valdes, pp.59-70
    6. 6.Varady, R., P. Romero Lankao and K. Hankins, 2002:  Whither Hazardous-materials Management in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region?   Both Sides of the Border. Transboundary Environmental Management Issues Facing Mexico and United States, edited by Fernandez, L. y Carson, R.T. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 347-382.

      7.Romero Lankao, P.  2002:   Agua en el Alto Lerma. Experiencias y lecciones de uso y gestión (Water in Lerma. Experiences and Lessons of Use and Management).   In  Encuentro de Investigadores de la Cuenca Lerma Chapala Santiago, México, Colmich-U. of Guadalajara, 71-88.

      8.Romero Lankao, P.  2002:  El peso de las politicas mexicanas en la sustentabilidad de las recientes tendencias de desarrollo (Influence of Mexican policies in the “sustainability” of national development paths).  In La transición hacia el desarrollo sustentable. Perspectivas de América Latina y el Caribe. (Transition towards Sustainable Development. Perspectives from Latin America and the Caribbean), Leff, E., E. Escurra, I. Pisanty, and P. Romero Lankao (Eds.), 91-114.

    7. Romero Lankao, P., 2003: Uso y gestión del agua en la ciudad de México (Water use and management in Mexico City).   Agua, Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo en México II, COLMICH, 247-258.
    8. Romero Lankao, P., 2003:  Mano invisible: ¿gestora eficiente de un uso sustentable del agua en México (Is the invisible hand and efficient driver of a sustainable use of water in Mexico?).  Agua, medio ambiente y desarrollo en México I, Colegio Michoacán, 257-270.
    9. Mitchell, R. and Romero Lankao, P. 2003:  Institutions, Science and Technology in a Transition to Sustainability.  Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, edited by H.-J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, and M. Claussen, MIT Press, 387-409. 
    10. A.P. Kinzig, W.C. Clark, O. Edenhofer, G.C. Gallopin, W. Lucht, R.B. Mitchell,
      P. Romero Lankao, S. Sreekesh, C. Tickell, and O.R. Young 2003:  Global Sustainability.   In Earth System Analysis for Sustainability edited by H.-J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark, and M. Claussen, MIT Press, 409-434.
    11. 13.  Romero Lankao, P. 2004:  Pathways of regional development and the carbon cycle.  In: The Global Carbon cycle:  Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 329-340. 14.  Raupach., M., Canadell, P., Bakker, D., Ciais, Ph., Sanz, M.J., Fang, J.Y., Melillo, J.M.,  Romero Lankao, P., Sathaye, J.A., Schulze, E.D., Smith, P., Tschirley, J., 2004:  Atmospheric Stabilization in the Context of Carbon-climate-Human Interactions.   In The Global Carbon cycle:  Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 131-164. 15.  Sabine, C., Heimann, M., Artaxo, P., Bakker, D., Chen, Ch-T., Field, C., Gruber, N., Le Quéré, C., Prinn, R.G., Richey, J.E., Romero Lankao, P., Sathaye, J.A., Valentini, R., 2004:  Current Status and Past Trends of the Global Carbon Cycle.   In The Global Carbon cycle:  Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field and M.  Raupach, eds., Island Press, 17-44.
      16.  Gruber, N., Friedlingstein P.,  Field, C., Valentini, R., Heimann, M., Richey, J.E., Romero Lankao, P., Schulze, E.D., Chen, Ch-T , 2004:  The vulnerability of the carbon cycle in the 21st century: An assessment of carbon-climate-human interactions.   In The Global Carbon cycle:  Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World, C. Field, and M. Raupach, eds., Island Press, 45-76.
    12. Romero Lankao, P., Rodríguez, M. y Duffing, E. 2004: ¿Tres procesos contradictorios? Desarrollo urbano, ambiente y políticas en Xochimilco durante el siglo XX  (Three contradictory processes: urban development, environment and policies in Xochimilco during the 20th Century).   In A la orilla del agua. Políticas, Urbanización y Medio Ambiente en el Siglo XX, edited by Terrones M. Mora Institute -  Delegación Xochimilco, 211-252.
    13. Wilbanks, T., and P. Romero Lankao, 2007:  The human dimensions of global -environmental change.  Sage Book on Environment and Society, Editors: J. Pretty, A. Ball, T. Benton, J. Guivant, D. Lee,  D. Orr, M. Pfeffer, and H. Ward, 353-362.
    14. Wilbanks, T., P. Romero Lankao, et al., 2007:  Chapter 7: Industry, Settlement, and Society.   IPCC WGII Fourth Assessment Report Cambridge University, 357-391.
    15. Haites, E., Caldeira, K., Romero Lankao, P., Rose, A., Wilbanks, T., 2007:  What are the options and measures that could significantly affect the carbon cycle?  State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR), 37-49.
    16. Pataki, D., A. Fung, D. Nowak, E.  McPherson, R. Pouyat, N. Golubiewski, C. Kennedy, P. Romero Lankao, and E. Alig, 2008:  Chapter 14. Human Settlements and the North American Carbon Cycle.   State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR), 149-156.
    17. Wilbanks, T.J., P. Kirshen, D. Quattrochi, P. Romero-Lankao, C. Rosenzweig, M. Ruth, W. Solecki, and J. Tarr, 2008:  Effects of global change on human settlements.   Analyses of the effects of global change on human systems, edited by Janet Gamble, Synthesis Product 4.2, US Climate Change Science Assessment.
    18. Satterthwaite, D., S. Huq, M. Pelling, A. Reid, and P. Romero-Lankao, 2009: Introduction.  Adapting to Climate Change in Urban Areas: The Possibilities and Constraints in Low-and Middle-income Nations, J. Bicknell, D. Dodman, D. Satterthwaite, editors, Earth Scan,  3-47.
    19. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Cordova Borbor, D. Parra, E. Behrenz, L. Dawidowski, 2009:  Health impacts of weather and air pollution - what current challenges hold for the future in Latin American cities.  The Changing Environment for Human Security: New Agendas for Research, Policy, and Action, edited by Karen O’Brien, Linda Sygna and Johanna Wolf, GECHS, Oslo Norway (forthcoming).

    6.3.4 Publications submitted or in preparation

    1. Gallardo, L., Romero Lankao, P., 2010:  South American Emissions (SAEMC) and IGAC assessment on M-cities, International Global Atmosphere
      Chemistry (IGAC) Project (in review)
    2. Romero Lankao P., and J. L. Tribbia, 2010: Assessing patterns of vulnerability, adaptive capacity and resilience across urban centers, Fifth Urban Research Symposium. Cities and Climate Change: Responding to an Urgent Agenda, Marseille, France (in review by Global Environmental Change).
    3. Romero Lankao, and P., D. Gnatz, 2010:   Chapter 1: Urbanization and the Challenge of Climate Change.  Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (first draft in review).
    4. Romero Lankao, P., and Gnatz, D., 2010:  Chapter 2: Framework for Addressing the Interactions between Urban Areas and Climate Change.  Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (first draft in review).
    5. Romero Lankao, P., and T. Wilbanks, 2010:   Chapter 7: Conclusion: Linkages between Climate Change Responses, Research and Policy Directions.   Prepared for the 2011 Human Settlements Report on Cities and Climate Change (first draft in review).
    6. Romero Lankao, P., S. Carney, J. L. Tribbia and S. Massie, 2010: Using stochastic regressions and inventories to measure the drivers of urban GHG emissions (in preparation)
    7. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Borbor Cordova, et al., 2010:   Influence of seasonality and demographic characteristics on the relation between weather, air pollution and mortality in Bogota, Colombia (first draft)
    8. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Borbor Cordova, et al., 2010:   Ecological time series study of heat- and air-pollution mortality in Latin American cities (in preparation)
    9. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Borbor Cordova, et al., 2010:   Vulnerability to air pollution and weather across and within Latin American cities (in preparation)
    10. Romero Lankao, P., O. Wilhelmi, M. Borbor Cordova, et al., 2010:   Spatial differentiation and vulnerability to air pollution and weather in Mexico City (in preparation).

    6.4 Non-refereed publications

    6.4.1 Articles in non-peer-reviewed journals

    1. Romero Lankao, P. and E. Duffing, 1993:  San Malthus o las Trampas del Progreso (Saint Malthus or the traps of progress).  Revista Topodrilo 27, 110-113.
    2. Romero Lankao, P., 1994:  Industria mexicana ¿interés por el cambio tecnológico ecológicamente orientado? (Is Mexican industry interested in an environmentally friendly technological change?).   Revista Trabajo y Democracia Hoy, 22, México, 4-10.
    3. Romero Lankao, P. and Duffing, E., 1994:  Los instrumentos de política ambiental en México (Environmental policy instruments in Mexico).   Revista Topodrilo 37, México, 20-24.
    4. Romero Lankao, P. 2008: How have cities in low- and middle income nations begun to respond to the challenges of climate change?  UGEC View Points, 1, 11-13.
    5. Romero Lankao, P. 2009: Urban areas and Carbon and Climate Governance.  UPDATE Governance as a Cross-Cutting Theme in Human Dimensions Research, 3, edited by Kate Brown, Ruben Zondervan and Gabriela Litre, 14-19.

    6.4.2 Reports

    1.Romero Lankao, P., Duffing, E., López, P., 2001:  Mexico: Who is doing what in human dimensions of global environmental change?   Annotated bibliography and inventory of specialists IHDP-UAM, Germany/Mexico, bilingual document, 118 pp.

    2.Romero Lankao, P. (Ed.), 2002:  Memorias del Foro: Acceso a los recursos genéticos y derechos de los pueblos indígenas, (Proceedings of the Forum: Access to Genetic Resources and Rights of Indigenous People), México, INE-UAM, 275 pp.

    3.Romero Lankao, P., López Villafranco, H., Rosas Huerta, A., Gunther, G., Correa Armenta, Z. 2005:  Can Cities Reduce Global Warming?  Urban Development and Carbon Cycle in Latin America. México, IAI, UAM-Xochimilco, IHDP, GCP, 96pp.

    6.4.3 Chapters in edited volumes and proceedings

    1. Romero Lankao, P., 1988:  Ecología y Sociedad. Calidad de Vida y Sociedad: Algunas Ideas.  México, (Ecology and Society. Quality of Life and Society), Materiales de Estudio No. 4, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 1-14.
    2. Romero Lankao, P., 1988:  Uso Social y Gestión Gubernamental del Agua en México (Social use and governmental management of water in Mexico). R. Barba, Guía Ambiental, México, UGAM, 1998, 207-223.
    3. Romero Lankao, P., 1999: Visión Gubernamental del Cambio Ambiental, los Desastres y la Vulnerabilidad (Governmental vision of environmental change, disasters and vulnerability).   In: La Nación ante los Desastres. Retos y Oportunidades Hacia el Siglo XXI, México, SG, 119-128.
    4. Romero Lankao, P., 2002:   Introducción .   In Memorias del Foro: Acceso a los recursos genéticos y derechos de los pueblos indígenas, México, INE-UAM: 7-33.

       

      5.Romero Lankao, P., 2007:  Socioeconomic impacts of multiple stresses on Cities.  Understanding Multiple Environmental Stresses: Report of a Workshop
      Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,
      National Academies, 127-133.

      6.Romero Lankao, P., 2008: The Challenge of climate change in Latin America.   South American Cities: Securing an Urban F`uture, edited by Ricky Burdett and Wolfgang Nowark, Urban Age and London School of Economics, 14-15.

      7.Romero Lankao, P., 2008:  O problema da mudança climática na América Latina.   Cidades Sulamericanas: Assegurando um Futuro Urbano, edited by R. Burdett and W. Nowark, Urban Age and London School of Economics, 14-15.

     

    Patricia Romero Lankao Ph.D.
    Climate Science and Applications Program RAL/ISP
    National Center for Atmospheric Research
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    Boulder, Colorado USA 80307
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