In an article for The Nation, PSC Associate Daniel Aldana Cohen discusses eco-apartheid, “a regime of greening affluence for the few at the expense of the many,” as when New York City-area utility Con Edison intentionally cut power in a predominately black and low-income neighborhood to avoid broader blackouts last week. Disparities in access to consistent and efficient utilities are a neglected part of the conversation, he writes.
PSC Associate Daniel Aldana Cohen and PSC Affiliate Kevin Ummel published Follow the Carbon: The Case for Neighborhood-Level Carbon Footprints, a policy digest with Penn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.
PSC Associate, Daniel Aldana Cohen, and co-authors published an article titled "The Useful Discomfort of Critical Climate Social Science" on Items, a digital forum for Social Science Research Council (SSRC).
When tech companies move into a city, they often encourage a sustainability mindset. However, new research from PSC researcher Daniel Aldana Cohen, with collaborators from the University of Georgia, Southwestern University, and Portland State, shows that they also lead to gentrification and emissions that either stay the same or increase. Read more in Penn Today.
Daniel Aldana Cohen's research was cited all throughout The Intercept's most recent article, With a Green New Deal, Here's What the World Could Look Like for the Next Generation and the Melting Point's article, A progressive case for a carbon tax?.
Daniel Aldana Cohen was on a panel on The Dig podcast with Daniel Denvir discussing how the left should respond to the climate crisis—and how that response, for better or for worse, will require a deep transformation in social and economic relations, and also in our built environment and how we inhabit it.
Daniel Aldana Cohen was among the panelists at Verso Books in Brooklyn for the discussion on climate change politics.
PSC researcher, Daniel Aldana Cohen, was part of the speakers for 2018’s Five Thousand Pound Life: Transportation program series discussing the relationship between air travel and greenhouse gas emissions.
Like listening to podcasts? Interested in global issues? Check out Hot & Bothered, a new climate politics podcast co-hosted by Daniel Aldana Cohen. Also be sure to listen to The Global Cable, the official podcast of Perry World House. Episodes include conversations with policy experts, global leaders, and Penn faculty.
Daniel Cohen, along with David Wachsmuth of McGill University and Hillary Angelo of the University of California, Santa Cruz have publish a new study in Nature about how current conversations about urban sustainability are too narrowly focused, ignoring regional and global impacts and leaving out key grassroots groups with social justice agendas. Cohen says in a Penn News article, "We need to think about sustainability in a way that aligns with how the world really works right now".