Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) and the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative won a research grant from Penn's Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, for the project "Wartime Speed During Peacetime? How New York State Built an Unprecedented Coalition for Breakneck Renewables Deployment."
Incoming congressman Jamaal Bowman has released recommendations for school reopening, based on a memo co-authored by Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate) and other colleagues at Penn. The memo, Critical Components of a School District Covid Education Plans, features 5 main public policy measures for a safe school year.
A Planet to Win: Why We Need A Green New Deal, co-authored by Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC Research Associate), was excerpted in the Brazilian magazine Piseagrama ahead of the forthcoming Brazilian edition. Cohen's work on housing and the Green New Deal was also cited in the Brazilian edition of Monde Diplomatique.
Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) was interviewed in Portuguese on the Brazilian Podcast Coronavírus: Barbárie e Crise Civilizatoria.
Daniel Aldana Cohen (PSC/PARC Research Associate) co-wrote an open letter to congress that was featured in a letter signed by 60 House Representatives calling for a Green Stimulus. The letter urges for a "transformational investment that not only delivers an economic recovery and puts people back to work, but also serves as a down payment on building a smart, more sustainable future for workers and families, and our planet."
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".