Tom Logan

Tom Logan

Lecturer in Civil Systems Engineering
University of Canterbury

Risk science | Urban planning | Resilience | Climate adaptation

I study the risk and resilience of urban systems. My research is focused on transforming how we design and realize our cities in the face of climate change. I use risk science, systems engineering, modeling, and statistics to adapt our cities.

My research is at the intersection of:

  • Urban and civil systems
  • Risk analysis and uncertainty
  • Resilience and adaptation to a changing climate.

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Logan, T. M., & Guikema, S. D. (2020). Reframing Resilience: Equitable Access to Essential Services. Risk Analysis.

Logan, T. M., Zaitchik, B., Guikema, S., & Nisbet, A. (2020). Night and day: The influence and relative importance of urban characteristics on remotely sensed land surface temperature. Remote Sensing of Environment.

Williams, T. G., Logan, T. M., Zuo, C. T., Liberman, K. D., & Guikema, S. D. (2020). Parks and safety: a comparative study of green space access and inequity in five US cities. Landscape and Urban Planning.

Marasco, D., Murray-Tuite, P., Guikema, S., & Logan, T. (2020). Time to leave: an analysis of travel times during the approach and landfall of Hurricane Irma. Natural Hazards.

Logan, T. M., Guikema, S. D., & Bricker, J. D. (2018). Hard-adaptive measures can increase vulnerability to storm surge and tsunami hazards over time. Nature Sustainability, 1(9), 526–530.

Logan, T. M., Williams, T. G., Nisbet, A. J., Liberman, K. D., Zuo, C. T., & Guikema, S. D. (2019). Evaluating urban accessibility: leveraging open-source data and analytics to overcome existing limitations. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 46(5), 897–913.

Bordley, R. F., Keisler, J. M., & Logan, T. M. (2019). Managing projects with uncertain deadlines. European Journal of Operational Research, 274(1), 291–302.

Logan, T. M., McLeod, S., & Guikema, S. (2016). Predictive models in horticulture: A case study with Royal Gala apples. Scientia Horticulturae, 209, 201–213.

Non-peer reviewed publications


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My full CV is available here.


2019 - University of Michigan

PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering

2015 - Johns Hopkins University

Master of Geography and Environmental Engineering

2014 - University of Canterbury, NZ

Bachelors of Engineering (1st Class Hons) in Natural Resources Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Selected Awards


Fulbright New Zealand, Science and Innovation Graduate Award


Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan


J X Kasperson Student Paper Award at the American Association of Geographers annual meeting 2019