America Adapts 2020 Climate Year in Review Podcast Features Planning and Sustainable Built Environments Professor Ladd Keith
Ladd Keith, assistant professor of planning and sustainable built environments and chair of the Sustainable Built Environments undergraduate degree program in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, was featured in a December 30, 2020 America Adapts podcast: "The 2020 Climate Year in Review."
The episode, which was hosted by Doug Parsons, discussed the top climate stories of 2020, the state of adaptation professionals, how COVID-19 impacted Keith's work and more. Keith was joined by Dakota Larrick, a University of Oklahoma master's student studying human adaptations to the landscape of the Southern Great Plains.
Keith, who joined CAPLA in 2009, is an interdisciplinary researcher working at the intersection of urban planning and climate science and explores how climate action planning can make more sustainable and resilient cities. He is currently the principal investigator of a NOAA-funded research project evaluating the use of urban heat maps in urban planning and is co-investigator on a project developing community climate profiles tailored to local needs. In addition to founding and leading the Sustainable Built Environments program, Keith teaches public participation and dispute resolution and planning for urban resilience. He contributed to the development and analysis of a number of land use and development regulations, comprehensive plans, hazard mitigation plans and climate action plans and recently completed a full eight-year term on the City of Tucson's Planning Commission.