Billy Fleming

Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director for the Ian L. McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Most recently, he co-authored The Indivisible Guide — a progressive, grassroots organization with more than 6,000 groups—and co-created Data Refuge, an international consortium of scientists, librarians, and programmers working to preserve vital environmental data at risk of erasure during the Trump Administration. Before coming to Penn, Fleming worked on urban policy development in the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration. His work has been published in CityLab, The Guardian, Houston Chronicle, Landscape Journal, and LA+, among others. He is also a co-editor of Design with Nature Now (Lincoln, 2019) and author of Drowning America: The Nature and Politics of Adaptation (Penn Press, exp. 2020).