Billy Fleming is the Wilks Family Director for The Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. 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 the environmental data at risk of erasure during the Trump Administration. Previously, Fleming worked on urban policy development in the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Obama Administration, including the inter-agency Sustainable Communities Initiative. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Atlantic, Places Journal, and the Houston Chronicle. He is currently finishing a book on an advanced contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press entitled Drowning America: The Nature and Politics of Adaptation along the American Coast.