Atmospheric Tales: Building climate resilience in South American cities (Spotify)


In this episode we discuss inequalities and segregation as drivers of climate risks and vulnerability.

  • Participative decision-making — listening to citizens during the planning process
  • Urban air quality and population behavior
  • Urban design: Does the city offer realistic solutions for its inhabitants?

Our guest Dr Laura Gallardo Klenner is a professor at the Geophysics Department (DGF), in the University of Chile. She got a PhD in Chemical Meteorology at Stockholm University (MISU – Sweden) in 1996 working on lightning emissions of oxidized nitrogen. She returned to her home land, Chile, in 1997 where she worked as an expert advisor for National Commission for the Environment (now Ministry of Environment) between 1997 and 2001, leading the first regional scale dispersion modeling studies in Chile. Her research interests are broad and cover atmospheric modeling and data assimilation, tropospheric ozone, air quality in mega cities, and lately short-lived climate pollutants. She was the first Director at the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2, a center of excellence intended to deepen our understanding of the climate system, its natural and anthropogenic changes and its consequences on society.

Our interviewer Dr Samara Carbone is an associate professor at the Agricultural Sciences Institute of the Federal University of Uberlandia (UFU, Brazil). She investigates physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles in urban and remote places. She holds a bachelor in Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Santa Maria (Brazil), Master of Science in Meteorology at University of São Paulo (Brazil), PhD in Physics at University of Helsinki (Finland).

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