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Alison Brizius

Director of Climate and Environmental Planning

City of Boston

Alison Brizius is the Director of Climate and Environmental Planning for the Boston Environment Department. Her portfolio includes management of the Environment Department’s work on climate adaptation and resilience, greenhouse-gas reduction, air and noise pollution, wetlands protection, and solid waste.

Prior to joining the Environment Department, Alison spent six years as the Executive Director of the Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) at the University of Chicago, a multi-institutional interdisciplinary center focused on improving the computational models needed to evaluate climate and energy policies and making robust decisions based on outcomes. Prior to RDCEP, she was the policy and special projects manager for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).

Alison received her Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of Chicago and her B.S. in Physics from Stanford University.