The climate crisis is increasingly felt in communities across California and the nation. But studies find that the impacts of urban heat are particularly severe in areas formerly targeted for disinvestment through redlining.
What are large cities like LA doing in response and what else needs to be done to ensure heat resilience for all? How can UCLA and the broader research community help inform emerging city heat planning and cooling efforts to address past and future injustices?
- CJ Gabbe, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Santa Clara University; and Visiting Scholar, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
- Michelle Gallarza, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Student, UCLA
- Sara Hughes, Associate Professor Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan; Visiting Scholar, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
- Miguel Miguel, Master in Urban and Regional Planning Student, UCLA
- Marta Segura, Chief Heat Officer and Director, Climate Emergency Mobilization Office, City of Los Angeles
- Gregory Pierce, Co-Director, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
- Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC)
- UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change & the Environment
- UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLCRC)
- UCLA Water Resources Group