Dr. Hannah Teicher is PICS' Researcher-in-Residence, focusing on climate solutions in the built environment. She brings experience in research and practice at multiple scales from the building envelope to regional coalitions. She has a PhD in urban and regional planning at MIT where she focused on cross-sectoral collaborations for adaptation. In her research, she analyzed how a climate security agenda is being mobilized across multiple levels of government in the U.S. to develop community/military collaborations for resilience to sea level rise. To support this research, she was awarded the highly competitive MIT Martin Fellowship for Sustainability.
Before beginning her research career, she practiced architecture with Shape in Vancouver where she helped design cutting edge, green residential and community projects. She also taught ecological design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and contributed to strategies for EV infrastructure with the Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space Lab at the University of British Columbia. She holds a Master of Architecture from UBC and a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College. She has written extensively for peer-reviewed and industry publications regarding sustainable design and planning.