Dr. Janice Barnes, founder of Climate Adaptation Partners, a NYC and Asheville WBE, focuses on planning, advocacy, and partnership-building for climate adaptation. With technical training in architecture and organizational behavior, she helps clients to critically evaluate their risk tolerances and possible adaptation pathways given current and expected exposures and link these to appropriate design and financing or funding options. Working from the intersection of climate change and public health, Janice links environmental, social, and economic indicators to advance resilience principles and connect knowledge across communities.
She co-chairs the National Academies’ Managed Retreat Consensus Study and NYSERDA’s Climate Impact Assessment Health and Safety Technical Working Group, coordinates the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and advises the Urban Land Institute, US ISO TC59 on Buildings and Civil Engineering Works, and the Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience. Janice previously led global resilience for Perkins+Will, working with 24 offices across multiple countries to advance resilience in concert with in-country initiatives. Recent collaborators include the cities of Houston, Charleston, New York, Hampton, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, and the District of Columbia as well as The Nature Conservancy, Southern Environmental Law Center, Audubon, Climate Resilience Fund, NOAA, South Carolina Sea Grant, NASA, Zurich Foundation, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Janice also teaches Public Health, Climate Change, and Cities in a joint appointment at the University of Pennsylvania with Perelman School of Medicine and Weitzman School of Design.
Janice has a Ph.D. and a Master of Science from the University of Michigan, a Master of Architecture from Tulane University, a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, and a certificate in Municipal Finance from the University of Chicago. She values teams’ collective contributions to broaden transdisciplinary practices. Her message settles on a shared truth about the responsibilities to act on climate change as its implications are increasingly understood: #WeCantUnknowThis
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