How can the tools of the Digital Age be mobilized to solve our most pressing environmental challenges?

Karen Bakker is a Canadian author, researcher, and entrepreneur known for her work on digital transformation, environmental governance, and sustainability. A Rhodes Scholar with a PhD from Oxford University, she is a Professor at the University of British Columbia. In 2022–2023 she will be on sabbatical leave at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute For Advanced Study. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stanford University’s Annenberg Fellowship in Communication, Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40″, and a Trudeau Foundation Fellowship.

Bakker’s current Smart Earth project focuses on digital transformation and environmental governance, advancing regenerative sustainability and environmental justice through mobilizing the tools of the Digital Age to address the most pressing challenges of the Anthropocene.

Bakker is the author of the widely celebrated The Sounds of Life: How Digital Technology is Bringing Us Closer to the Worlds of Animals and Plants, which was featured in The Guardian, and praised in Science.

Teaching: Courses

Past Courses

Urban Water 201x (free online course on the Harvard/MIT edX platform)

Environmental Geography – Geography 514

Seminar: Water Governance and Policy – Geography 412

Environment & Sustainability – Geography 310

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