Extreme Cities: In conversation with Ashley Dawson

Ashley Dawson, author of ‘Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change’, offers an accessibly written discussion of two of the greatest forces affecting society in the 21st century: urbanization and climate change. Anchored in a portrait of New York City during and after Hurricane Sandy, he adopts a comparative lens to show how and why extreme social and climatological conditions are germinating in cities around the globe. In addition to painting the challenges urban civilization faces in the 21st century in stark terms, Extreme Cities lays out a program for the socially just cities that are necessary to help humanity survive the coming storms of climate chaos.

Named one of the most anticipated books for Fall 2017 by Publishers Weekly: https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/tip-sheet/article/74331-the-most-anticipated-books-of-fall-2017.html

Advance praise from Bill McKibben, Kim Stanley Robinson, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, & more: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2558-extreme-cities

This event will be live-streamed and recorded from the Verso Loft.