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7/2/20 | Drexel Newsblog, Q+A: What is the Pandemic Teaching Us About Confronting Climate Change?

5/12/20 | American Scientist , COVID-19 Reveals a Path Forward on Climate Change, co-authored by Drexel’s Richardson Dilworth, Scott Gabriel Knowles, Franco Montalto, and Mimi Sheller

4/23/20 | KYW In Depth, What is the Impact of Coronavirus on the Environment?

4/6/20 | The Nature of Cities, Are Universities and Students Allies in Climate Action?….Maybe

3/11/20 | Urban Omnibus, Up on the Roof: Highlight’s Drexel’s research documenting runoff reduction in the Jacob K. Javits Green Roofs.

8/8/19 | WHYY, Climate change is messing with your commute, SEPTA says after storms halt trains. Interviewed and quoted regarding changing precipitation patterns.

4/1/19 | Super Science, What is a green roof?

2/15/19 | Planet Philadelphia, Interviewed by Kay Wood, the host of environmental radio show on Gtown Radio. The Environment: National and International Perspectives. What are the perspectives of people with both international and national contacts regarding environmental issues?

2/5/19  | News, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Marking Wetlands Day With an Engineered Approach

1/9/19  | News, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Conversations: Montalto on Climate

11/5/18 | Next City. Interviewed and quoted in an article about the business of green infrastructure

5/1/18  | News, College of Engineering, Drexel University Small Garden, Big Answers for PhD Candidate

9/10/17 | Eniday. Interviewed and quoted in article entitled Green Spaces in Cities

9/1/17  | State Impact, A Reporting Project of NPR member Stations. Interviewed and quoted in article: Harvey-level damage probably won’t happen in Philadelphia but intense flooding already does.

8/16/17 | State Impact, A Reporting Project of NPR member Stations. Interviewed and quoted in article. Trump revokes Obama order protecting infrastructure projects from climate impacts.

8/16/17 | Drexel News Blog. Quick Take: The Danger of Rolling Back Building Standards in Areas Vulnerable to Flooding.

6/14/17 | Public Health News. Public Health and a Divided America: Challenges to the field in the new Administration’s first 100 days.

6/2/17  | Philadelphia Inquirer. Swift reaction from Pa., N.J. leaders as Trump pulls out of Paris accord.

6/1/17  | NBC 10. Quoted on local television news broadcast regarding potential impact of Trump’s decision to pull out of Paris Climate Agreement.

5/26/17 | Philadelphia Inquirer. Can Italian design students solve Philly neighborhood’s flooding?

5/19/17 | PLANPHILLY: A project of WHYY and Researchers and residents explore ways Eastwick floods and ideas for mitigation.

3/17/17 | EarthdeskThe Multifunctionality of Green Infrastructure.

2/1/17  | Drexel Now: Climate Change Workshop Tackles Solutions to a Global Problem.

1/2/17  | The Nature of Cities, Blog contribution, “Resolving to Act After the 2016 U.S. Election and the United Nations Climate Conference”

11/21/16 | State Impact, A Reporting Project of NPR member Stations, Interview for a piece by Susan Phillips, Pennsylvania Academics Find Inspiration at Climate Conference.

3/1/16 | Trust for Public Land: Did NYC’s coastal green infrastructure protect property during Hurricane Sandy? A case study of three coastal communities

8/24/15 | New York 1, Drexel/SWRE PhD Candidate Lauren Smalls-Mantey and one of her weather stations at Javits Center’s Green Roof

8/20/15 | CBS This Morning Drexel/SWRE PhD Candidate Lauren Smalls-Mantey and one of her weather stations featured (briefly) on, 2015

7/22/15 | Wall Street Journal SWRE research on the Javits Center featured.

5/19/15 | The Nature of Cities, Global Roundtable on Resilience Invited Blog Post: Taking “resilience” out of the realm of metaphor. How do you measure resilience in cities? How would you know if your city or your community was resilient?

4/22/15 | Philadelphia Inquirer, Drexel green roof research discussed

3/22/15 | The Nature of Cities, Independent Blog Post, Lessons on Post-Resilience from Venice.

12/3/14 | The New York Times, SWRE research in Alley Pond Park and in the Smart Forest Network

10/12/14 | WNYC: NYC Public Radio SWRE research on adaptation to extreme precipitation on WNYC

3/3/14  | The Nature of Cities, Invited Blog Contribution on Urban Ecosystem Services

11/9/13 | The NY Daily News SWRE research on the Jacob K. Javits Center featured in the NY Daily News:

9/26/13 | Environmental Monitor. SWRE research on green roofs featured

Spring 2013 | Ask the Experts, Center for Watershed Protection. Invited contribution on Green Infrastructure

12/13/12 | National Public Radio, SWRE research on post-Sandy climate adaptation on NPR

6-7/2011 | PBS Planet Forward, “Greenstreets: Drexel University researchers investigate urban ecosystem improvements”  Video elicited by National Science Foundation Office of Legislative & Public Affairs for broadcasting on NSF’s Youtube channel (7/2011); also featured on PBS Planet Forward website (6/20/2011), and was featured Webisode on 6/28/2011

6/15/10 | WHYY Radio Times on Philadelphia Public Radio SWRE research on rebuilding water and sanitation infrastructure in post-earthquake Haiti on WHYY’s Radio Times.

3/4/06  | The Brooklyn Papers, coverage of Montalto’s testimony regarding water impacts of Redevelopment of the Atlantic Yards site (Brooklyn, NY)

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