Scott Spak

Associate Professor

Scott's research and teaching focus on understanding how urban human and environmental systems respond to changes in technology, policy, land use, and society. He teaches courses on environmental policy, megacities and dynamic systems modeling. Scott uses coupled Earth and human systems models at urban and regional scales to provide actionable forecasts, evaluate sustainable development strategies and inform policies that address the interconnected nature of energy, economic, and environmental issues. He works with local, state, and national agencies to implement integrated environmental forecasting systems and embed them in policies and planning.

Areas of Interest:

City Planning for Environment Climate and Energy

Urban-Scale City and Environment Modeling


Scott Spak C.V. June. 2023

Scott Spak
Ph.D. Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

345 JH
University of Iowa
United States