A. R. Siders

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A.R. Siders is an interdisciplinary lawyer and social scientist working to build resilient communities through robust and socially just coastal climate change adaptation policies. She is an Assistant Professor at the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration, where she researches climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat and environmental justice. Siders previously served as an Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for Environment, where she researched managed coastal retreat with an emphasis on equity and evaluation of U.S. property acquisitions and community relocation policies, and as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Navy and an Associated Director of the Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, where she worked on post-Sandy recovery. She authored the Managed Retreat Handbook, a collection of case studies and legal tools for local governments to promote floodplain retreat, and has examined the social justice implications of current U.S. federal floodplain property acquisition policy. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a member of the California bar. Her featured works include: