William Solecki


Professor and Founder Director, Emeritus, CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities


Email: wsolecki@hunter.cuny.edu
Phone: 212-772-4536
Office: 1003D HN


Prof. Solecki’s research focuses on urban environmental change, and urban spatial development. He is the Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and has served on several U.S. National Research Councils committees including the Special Committee on Problems in the Environment (SCOPE). He currently is a member of the International Geographical Union (IGU) Megacity Study Group and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP), Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Scientific Steering Committee. He also serves as the co-leader of several climate impacts in the greater New York and New Jersey region.

Prof. Solecki’s teaching interests include courses on urban environmental change, urban spatial development, and research methods. In the past couple of years, he has worked at developed course material on climate change and cities. Since he started teaching, he also has taught classes in environmental policy and management, world geography/human geography, GIS, and resource conservation.


Ph.D. 1990 Rutgers University, Geography
M.A. 1987 Rutgers University, Geography
A.B. 1984 Columbia University, Geography

Research Interests:

urban environmental change and management, land use/land cover studies, hazards, GIS applications

Curriculum Vitae