Meet the Expert:
Professor Brian Stone

Brian Stone

What Happens When Extreme Temperatures Meet Urban Research?

When cities across the US want to know how to better protect their citizens during heatwaves and rolling blackouts, they turn to Brian Stone. Stone's research investigates urban environmental phenomena, with an emphasis on urban heat management – and increasingly his work defines the nation's framework for climate adaptation planning.

A leading expert in urban environmental planning and design, he regularly contributes to national news coverage of rising summer temperatures and heat's effect on cities. Stone received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech in 2001, and is now a professor in the School of City and Regional Planning. He also directs the Urban Climate Lab, which gathers researchers from across the Institute to explore connections between climate change and the built environment.

Stone's Work at Georgia Tech

Conversations With Cabrera: Climate Action

City Solutions for Those Most Vulnerable to Heat

What's A City To Do When The Power Goes Out?

Every City is an Island

Urban Climate Lab

Brian Stone in the News

Georgians Without AC Endure Dangerous Heat


Large Parts of the US Face Blackouts

CBS News

A New, Deadly Risk for Cities in Summer

New York Times

What Technology Could Reduce Heat Deaths?

New York Times

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