The world’s cities are heating up at twice the global rate. This handbook lists sustainable urban cooling solutions and guides cities on how to use them.
Mia Reback is a Senior Associate in the Urban Transformation Program at RMI, which focuses on helping cities around the world simultaneously reduce emissions, enhance urban livability, increase resilience, and advance social equity. The Urban Transformation Program offers cities targeted technical assistance, capacity building, analytical capabilities, and facilitation support to help them turn their climate and environmental justice commitments to action.
Mia first joined RMI as an intern with the City Renewables Accelerator in 2020 and joined RMI as a Senior Associate in August 2021.
Before joining RMI, Mia was a graduate student at the Yale School of the Environment, where her work included supporting the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chapter on mitigation in urban systems and other settlements. Prior to graduate school, Mia worked for the City of Portland, Oregon, where she assessed greenhouse gas emissions for the 2015 Climate Action Plan. Mia also worked as a community organizer for three years with 350 PDX, the Portland chapter of 350.org.
Master of Environmental Management, Climate Change Science and Solutions / Energy and the Environment, Yale School of the Environment
B.A., Environmental Studies – Economics, Reed College
Los Angeles, CA