CAPLA's Director of Academic Initiatives and Student Success, Ladd Keith, has been recognized by Urban Land Magazine as one of 2016's "40 Under 40." Urban Land Magazine is the magazine of the Urban Land Institute, an organization for which Ladd currently serves on their Center for Sustainability Advisory Board and sits on the Sustainable Development Council.
Ladd additionally serves CAPLA as a planning faculty member and as the leader of the Sustainable Built Environments program. From the write up in the magazine, "Another key focus for Keith is researching climate change resilience issues. Currently, he is involved in a research project that is conduction an urban resilience assessment of cities in the southwest to see how well prepared they are for climate change-related impacts, such as drought, increased heat, forest fires, and extreme rainfall events."