Hannah M. Teicher is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT working on the urban politics of adaptation to climate change. For her dissertation, she is studying urban/military collaborations for adaptation, one angle for studying the potential for urban areas to partner with powerful institutions and unlikely allies in addressing climate change. In a previous project, she examined the role of large real estate firms in developing autonomous adaptation strategies. Before coming to MIT, she taught courses on design history and sustainable design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and conducted applied research on electric vehicle infrastructure with the UBC Transportation Infrastructure and Public Space lab. She also practiced architecture, taking a leading role on green residential and community buildings at Shape in Vancouver, BC. She received a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. in anthropology/sociology from Swarthmore College.