Urban Land Institute Award

I’m honored to have received the Rising Star Award from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services program! From ULI:

Ladd Keith, PhD has participated in four ULI panels since 2015, most notably as Chair for both the Jacksonville, Florida panel in 2018 on transit and economic development and the urban waterfront resilience panel in Miami, Florida in 2019. Ladd was also a major contributor to ULI’s 10 Principles of Resilience publication and continues to add his expertise to a number of ULI reports.

Photo by Laura Jensen.

As a panelist, Ladd provides dual insight into municipal planning and resilience issues. As a panel Chair, his ability to facilitate the panel process, particularly with complex land use challenges, is a strength noted and appreciated by his fellow panelists. Ladd brings out the best in panelists and encourages each to provide their unique insight throughout the panel process. He continually keeps the broader goals of the panel in mind and is a calming presence even when long days during the panel week can ruffle any seasoned professional.

The ULI Advisory Services Rising Star Award was created in 2015 as a tribute to newer volunteers who have provided extraordinary service on panels and demonstrated incredible enthusiasm for and commitment to the Advisory Services Panel Program.

What Desert Cities Can Teach Us About Water

Central Arizona Project Canal, via Wikimedia Commons

An interview I did with Rudri Bhatt Patel for the JSTOR Daily on sustainability in desert cities is out!

“In many ways, Phoenix and Tucson are on the cutting edge of sustainability because they were forced to confront water scarcity decades ago. The Southwest is fertile ground to create solutions.”

Check out the full article on water, extreme heat, and sustainability in cities in the Southwest.

Extreme Heat Network Webinar with Daphne Lundi

Daphne Lundi joined our Extreme Heat Network webinar series to discuss New York City’s efforts to increase resilience to extreme heat. She discussed Cool Neighborhoods NYC, the city’s heat adaptation plan, and updating building regulations and zoning regulations with heat in mind.

Daphne Lundi is Senior Policy Advisor with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Resiliency. Her work focuses on implementing programs that strengthen and prepare NYC communities against climate change impacts. Prior to that, she was an urban planner at the NYC Department of City Planning focused on climate resilience and neighborhood planning.

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