Katherine Gloede Silverman

Academic Program Manager

Sustainability Capstone Instructor

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Climate Change
  • Coastal Resilience
  • Future of Urban Housing
  • Green Architecture
  • Housing Policy
  • Urban Sustainability


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Katherine Gloede Silverman

Katherine Gloede Silverman


B.S. Geography, Environmental Inquiry: Penn State University, 2010

M.A. Environmental Conservation Education: New York University, 2012

PhD Constructed Environment (Architecture): University of Virginia, 2020 (expected) 


Katherine is the Academic Program Manager for the Sustainability in the Urban Environment Program, City College's Master of Science in Sustainability. She fulfills both administrative and advising duties for the unique, interdisciplinary graduate program. Outside of her role at City College, Katherine is working on her dissertation in the Constructed Environment PhD Program at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. While at UVA, Katherine was a teaching assistant both in sustainability courses and for the global sustainability capstone class. Prior to joining City College, she was a resiliency planner at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and a data journalist focused on green building at Hanley Wood—publishers of Architect and Builder Magazine among other trade publications. While completing her M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education at NYU, she served as the assistant to the program’s director. Katherine holds a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Inquiry from Penn State University. Though she's lived in NYC for years, she is (somehow proudly) originally from New Jersey.