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Bernice Rosenzweig

Bernice Rosenzweig

Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College


  • Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Emeritus, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center

Journal Articles


Chang, H., A. Pallathadka, J. Sauer, N. Grimm, R. Zimmerman, C. Cheng, D. M. Iwaniec, Y. Kim, R. Lloyd, P. T. McPhearson, B. Rosenzweig, T. Troxler, C. Welty, R. Brenner and P. Herreros-Cantis. 2021. Assessment of urban flood vulnerability using the social-ecological-technological systems framework in six US cities. Sustainable Cities and Society 68(May):102786. DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2021.102786. (link )

McPhillips, L., M. Matsler, B. Rosenzweig and Y. Kim. 2021. What is the role of green stormwater infrastructure in managing extreme precipitation events?. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure 6(3-4):133-142. DOI: 10.1080/23789689.2020.1754625. (link )

Rosenzweig, B., P. Herreros-Cantis, Y. Kim, A. Cohn, K. Grove, J. Brock, J. Yesuf, P. Mistry, C. Welty, P. T. McPhearson, J. Sauer and H. Chang. 2021. The Value of Urban Flood Modeling. Earth’s Future 9(1):e2020EF001739. DOI: 10.1029/2020EF001739. (link )


Rosenzweig, B., B. L. Ruddell, L. McPhillips, R. J. Hobbins, P. T. McPhearson, Z. Cheng, H. Chang and Y. Kim. 2019. Developing knowledge systems for urban resilience to cloudburst rain events. Environmental Science & Policy 99(Sep):150-159. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2019.05.020. (link )


Rosenzweig, B., P. M. Groffman, C. B. Zarnoch, B. F. Branco, E. K. Hartig, J. Fitzpatrick, H. M. Forgione and A. S. Parris. 2018. Nitrogen regulation by natural systems in “unnatural” landscapes: denitrification in ultra-urban coastal ecosystems. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 4(9):205-224. DOI: 10.1080/20964129.2018.1527188. (link )

Rosenzweig, B., L. McPhillips, H. Chang, C. Cheng, C. Welty, M. Matsler, D. M. Iwaniec and C. I. Davidson. 2018. Pluvial flood risk and opportunities for resilience. WIREs 5(6):e1302. DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1302. (link )

Book Chapters


Ortiz, L., A. Mustafa, B. Rosenzweig and P. T. McPhearson. 2021. Modeling urban futures: Data-driven scenarios of climate change and vulnerability in cities. Resilient Urban Futures. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63131-4_9. (link )


Rosenzweig, B. and B. Fekete. 2018. Green Infrastructure Plan: Opportunities for Innovation in Climate Change Resilience. Smarter New York City: How City Agencies Innovate. Columbia University Press. New York City, NY. ISBN: 9780231183758.



Kim, Y., J. Sauer, B. Rosenzweig and N. B. Grimm. 2019. New methods for examining pluvial flood exposure and social sensitivity in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Poster presented at the 21st Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, January 11, 2019, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ.

Rosenzweig, B., C. Welty, J. R. Sauer, L. E. McPhillips, C. Kelleher and P. T. McPhearson. 2019. Case studies of cloudbursts and ultra-urban floods: A socio-eco-technical assessment of pluvial flooding events in Baltimore and New York City. Poster presented at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2019, San Franciscon, CA. (link )


Rosenzweig, B., P. M. Groffman and E. Rosi-Marshall. 2017. The socio-eco-technological response to historic drought in Baltimore, MD: Implications for climate change planning. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.

Rosenzweig, B., P. T. McPhearson and E. Rosi. 2017. Multiple drivers of flooding in coastal cities: Implications for resilience. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.



Matsler, M., L. McPhillips, B. Rosenzweig, P. M. Groffman, S. R. Elser, N. B. Grimm, H. Chang and R. Zimmerman. 2019. Green infrastructure implementation and performance: Lessons learned from nine US and Latin American cities in the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN). Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2019, San Francisco, CA. (link )

Mowery, J., C. Welty, B. Rosenzweig, K. Grove, J. Yesuf, M. O'Shea and P. Mistry. 2019. Developing a work flow for stormwater modeling in older cities having missing asset data. Presentation at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study 2019 Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2019, Baltimore, MD.

Rosenzweig, B. 2019. Cloudbursts in NYC and th eneed for a 3-points approach for resilience. Presentation at the NYC Department of Environmental Protection Climate Week Brown Bag Series, September 23-29, 2019, Rego Park, NY.

Rosenzweig, B. 2019. Developing a "three-points approach" for urban cloudburst resilience. Presentation at the SRN Awardees Conference, June 5-6, 2019, Alexandra, VA.

Rosenzweig, B. 2019. Historic stream burial and present-day pluvial flood risk: A case study of Harford Run. Presentation at the Baltimore Ecosystem Study 2019 Annual Meeting, October 23-24, 2019, Baltimore, MD.


Rosenzweig, B., P. T. McPhearson and E. J. Rosi. 2017. Beyond the floodplain: Drivers of flood risk in coastal cities. Presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2017, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA. (link )

Troxler, T. G., P. T. McPhearson, M. Smith, T. A. Munoz-Erickson, M. Feagan, C. Salazar, M. Nepomechie, T. Spiegelhalter, B. Rosenzweig, E. E. Gaiser, J. S. Kominoski, K. Grove and R. Roy Chowdhury. 2017. Socio-ecological-technological system approaches for coastal urban resilience to extreme flooding. Presentation at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. Invited Symposium: Coastal Ecosystem Design: Integrating design thinking to envision future coasts,