• Laura F. Landau
  • Laura F. Landau
  • Research Interests: disaster organizing, mutual aid, social infrastructure, civic stewardship, climate change
  • Advisor: Robin Leichenko
  • Degree: Ph.D.


Previous degrees:

  • M.A., Pratt Institute
  • B.A., Barnard College


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

Landau, L. (2022). Mutual Aid as Disaster Response in NYC: Hurricane Sandy to COVID-19 | Journal of Extreme Events. Retrieved June 16, 2022, from https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S2345737622410019?journalCode=joee

Caggiano, H., Landau, L. F., Campbell, L. K., Johnson, M. L., & Svendsen, E. S. (2022). Civic Stewardship and Urban Climate Governance: Opportunities for Transboundary Planning. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0739456X221104010. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X221104010

Landau, L. F., Campbell, L. K., Svendsen, E. S., & Johnson, M. L. (2021). Building Adaptive Capacity Through Civic Environmental Stewardship: Responding to COVID-19 Alongside Compounding and Concurrent Crises. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, 705178. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.705178

Caggiano, H., & Landau, L. F. (2021). A new framework for imagining the climate commons? The case of a Green New Deal in the US. Planning Theory, 14730952211042764. https://doi.org/10.1177/14730952211042765

Campbell, L. K., Svendsen, E., Johnson, M., & Landau, L. (2021). Activating urban environments as social infrastructure through civic stewardship. Urban Geography, 0(0), 1–22. https://doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2021.1920129



  •  MaGrann Summer Research Award, Geography Department, Rutgers University 2021 and 2023 
  • National Science Foundation Coastal Climate Risk and Resiliency Fellowship