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Topics in International Justice, Rights, and the Environment Public Seminar Series

Monday, Apr 19, 2021 2:30 PM
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Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment & Resources

"Creating governable spaces and populations: ‘success’ and equity in managed retreat as a climate adaptation"

Dr. Idowu (Jola) Ajibade, Portland State University

Dr. Jola Ajibade is an Assistant Professor of Geography at Portland State University. Her research lies at the intersections of climate adaptation, urban development, resilience planning, societal transformation, and multiple dimensions of justice. She applies an environmental justice and political ecology lens to study how individuals, communities and cities respond to global environmental change and its cascading effects. Most of her work focuses on coastal cities of the Global South including Lagos, Manila and Tokyo. Dr. Ajibade holds a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Sustainability from Western University, Canada; an M.A. in International Law and Human Rights from the University for Peace, Costa Rica; and a B.A. in Philosophy from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. She is an NSF-Funded Enabling Fellow for the Next Generation of Hazards and Disaster Researcher. She has published several articles on transformative adaptation and the ethics of change, managed retreat, future cities, and urban sustainability. Her works have been featured in Science Friday, NPR, Yale Environment 360, New Internationalist, and Vice. She is currently working on two books on climate relocation, managed retreat and socio-environmental justice.

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