Dr. Michael Schwebel is the Associate Director of Strategy Delivery at 100 Resilient Cities. He is a geographer, landscape architect, and social scientist with an interdisciplinary environmental background. Before joining 100RC Michael was the Community Resilience and Climate Adaptation specialist at New Jersey Sea Grant, an intrinsic component of the marine extension service for coastal states and territories in the United States, bringing climate change planning skills and strategies to various stakeholders. He is also an affiliated professor with Monmouth University and Rutgers University in New Jersey teaching classes in climate change adaptation, energy use, sustainability, and geography.
His professional experience includes uncovering the successes and failures associated with climate change adaptation and vulnerability in Pacific small island states across varying degrees of sovereignty. He also has worked with municipalities across the Mid-Atlantic in conjunction with FEMA, DEP, and other state-level government entities to increase resilience. Prior, Michael worked as a researcher and instructor in sustainability and climate change in Philadelphia, as a landscape architect for STV Incorporated in Baltimore, and served as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras assisting villages with opportunities and issues in burgeoning ecotourism locations.
Michael graduated from Temple University with a Ph.D. in Geography and Urban Studies. Prior, he earned a Masters of Science from The Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Sciences and Policy and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from The Pennsylvania State University.