• Bio:

    Peter Marcotullio is Professor in the Department of Geography, Hunter College, City University of New York (CUNY).  Dr. Marcotullio moved into this full-time position from a Hunter College Distinguished Lectureship (2007 – 2009), where he taught in the Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, the Department of Geography and in the CUNY Macaulay Honors College.  He is also co-Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Hunter College and the co-Deputy Director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities.

    Prior to returning to New York City, he was Professor of Urban Planning, Urban Engineering Department, University of Tokyo (1998-2006), and held several positions at the United Nations University, Japan (1997-2008).  From 2001-2005,  Dr. Marcotullio participated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as the co-Coordinating Lead Author of the urban systems chapter and is currently Program Associate with the International Human Dimensions Program’s Urbanization and Global Environmental Change project and Council Member of IntEcopolis, the International Council on Ecopolis Development, which is an international urban development project that evolved from the ISCU Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Eco-cities project.

    Prof. Marcotullio holds a MA in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Geography and a PhD in Urban Planning from Columbia University.  His research interests include development and urban environmental change with a regional focus on East and South-east Asia, urbanization and the environment and urban and regional environmental planning.

  • Recent Publications:
    • Peter J. Marcotullio (2017) “Urban environmental transitions in Southeast Asia,” in Philip Hirsch (Ed.) Handbook of Environment in Southeast Asia, London, Routledge, pp. 1-15.
    • Peter J. Marcotullio, Andrea Sarzynski, Jochen Albrecht, Niels Schulz and Jake Garcia (2016) “Assessing Urban GHG Emissions in European Medium and Large Cities: Methodological Issues,” in Pierre Laconte and Christopher Gossop (Eds.), Sustainable Cities: Assessing the Progress and Practice of Urban Environments, London, IA Tauris, pp. 83-101
  • Current Projects:

    Tracking Influences of Asian Urban GHG emissions for Sustainability Policies: Identifying Low Carbon Pathways to meet the Paris Agreement

  • Research Areas: Environmental Change, Geography, Urbanization