Billy Fleming is the founding Wilks Family Director of the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design. He is co-founder of the Climate and Community Project—a climate justice think tank dedicated to connecting movement demands to progressive legislators via applied research on the built environment—co-creator of the organization Data Refuge—an international consortium of scientists, programmers, archivists, librarians, and activists dedicated to securing critical environmental data at risk of erasure during the Trump Administration—and a co-founder of Indivisible—a progressive organizing non-profit with chapters in every Congressional District in the U.S. His recent work includes A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation (Island Press, 2021), Design With Nature Now (Lincoln, 2019), and the digital humanities projects, “Field Notes Toward an Internationalist Green New Deal” and “An Atlas for the Green New Deal.” His writing has appeared in Dissent, The Guardian, Washington Post, Places Journal, LA+, and the Journal of Architectural Education, among others.