Extreme Heat Network Webinar with Jeremy Hoffman, PhD

Jeremy Hoffman, PhD joined our Extreme Heat Network webinar series to discuss how community-based participatory research campaigns, known as “citizen science”, can aid in the creation of urban heat island maps and increase extreme heat resilience. He will discuss the impacts of campaigns in Richmond, VA, Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., and Boston, MA as case studies.

Jeremy Hoffman, PhD is the Chief Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia. Dr. Hoffman graduated summa cum laude and with Distinction in Geology from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, then earned his Ph.D. in Geology with a focus in Paleoclimatology at Oregon State University as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and OMSI Science Communication Fellow. After 2.5 years at the Science Museum of Virginia as their Climate & Earth Science Specialist, producing climate science educational content, he has now assumed the role of Chief Scientist.

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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.