Publications

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Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Iuliano, Joseph E.* and Ladd Keith. (2022). Near Misses and Split Routes: Comparing Rider Behavior, Driver Interaction, and Route Choice for Cyclists. Journal of Transportation Safety & Security. https://doi.org/10.1080/19439962.2022.2155745
  2. Brown, Heidi E., Ladd Keith, Valerie Madera-Garcia*, Anissa Taylor, Nicholas M. Ramirez, and Irene Ogata. (2022). Greening up for mosquitoes: A comparison of green stormwater infrastructure in a semi-arid region. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 38(2), 109-112. https://doi.org/10.2987/21-7055
  3. Meerow, Sara and Ladd Keith. (2022). Planning for extreme heat: A national survey of U.S. planners. Journal of the American Planning Association. 88(3), 319-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2021.1977682
  4. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Erika Austhof, Ida Sami*, and Mona Arora. (2021). Extreme heat at outdoor COVID-19 vaccination sites. The Journal of Climate Change and Health. 4(2021), 100043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joclim.2021.100043
    • Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Erika Austhof, Ida Sami*, and Mona Arora. (2021). Response to correspondence on “Extreme heat at outdoor COVID-19 vaccination sites”. The Journal of Climate Change and Health. 4(2021), 100073. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joclim.2021.100073
  5. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, and Tess Wagner*. (2019). Planning for extreme heat: A review. Journal of Extreme Events. 6(3&4), 2050003. http://doi.org/10.1142/S2345737620500037
  6. Austhof, Erika, Vjollca Berisha, Ben McMahan, Gigi Owen, Ladd Keith, Matthew Roach, and Heidi E. Brown. (2020). Participation and Engagement of Public Health Stakeholders in Climate and Health Adaptation. Atmosphere, 11(3), 265. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11030265

Editor-Reviewed Journal Article

  1. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, David M. Hondula, V. Kelly Turner, and James C. Arnott. (2021). Deploy heat officers, policies and metrics. Nature. 598(7879), 29-31. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02677-2

Manuscripts Under Review

  1. Iuliano, Joseph E.* and Ladd Keith. (Under review). Shifting Gears: A case study of bicycle planning and decision-making in Tucson, Arizona.
  2. Sami, Ida* and Ladd Keith. (Under review). How do streetcar transit users and streetcar decision-makers perceive heat risk?
  3. Arcusa, Stephanie, Kathryn G. Logan, and Ladd Keith. (Under review). Sustainability and climate action plans in Arizona cities: Do they advance energy justice and meet Sustainable Development Goal 7?
  4. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, Lauren Jensen*, Shaylynn Trego*, Erika Schmidt*, and Philip Berke. (Under review). Evaluating urban heat mitigation across networks of plans.
  5. Chambers, Samuel, Heidi Brown, Ladd Keith, and Erika Austhof. (Under review). Application of the Geographic Human Heat Balance Equation to Public Health in the Arizona Urban Sun Corridor.
  6. Jensen, Lauren*, Ladd Keith, Sara Meerow, Philip Berke, Erika Schmidt*, and Shaylynn Trego*. (Under review). Planning to mitigate heat in vulnerable neighborhoods: Applying the Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ for Heat in Dorchester and East Boston.
  7. Hughes, Halley B.*, David B. Breshears, Kimberly J. Cook*, Ladd Keith, and Joseph Robert Burger. (Revise and resubmit). Household energy use response to extreme heat evaluated with a biophysical model of temperature regulation.
  8. Logan, Kathryn G., Ladd Keith, Katharine L. Jacobs, Rebecca Shelton, and Amanda J. Leinberger. (Revise and resubmit). Integrating energy justice with community climate action planning.
  9. Keith, Ladd, C.J. Gabbe, and Erika Schmidt*. (Revise and resubmit). Advancing Urban Heat Planning and Governance.
  10. Crisman, Jonathan Jae-An, Ladd Keith, Ida Sami*, and Gregg M. Garfin. (Revise and resubmit). Designing Chill City: An interactive game supporting public learning about urban planning for extreme heat.

Refereed Technical Reports

  1. Keith, Ladd. (2022). Adaptation to Urban Heat in Tucson. In Matt Bucchin and Aaron Tuley (Authors), Planning for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation. Planning Advisory Services (PAS) Report 601. American Planning Association (APA). (pp. 113-115). https://www.planning.org/publications/report/9250330/
  2. Keith, Ladd and Sara Meerow. (2022). Planning for Urban Heat Resilience. Planning Advisory Services (PAS) Report 600. American Planning Association. http://www.planning.org/publications/report/9245695/
  3. Keith, Ladd and Sara Meerow. (2021). Urban Heat Resilience. Planning Advisory Services (PAS) QuickNotes 95. American Planning Association (APA). https://www.planning.org/publications/document/9219132/
  4. Shumake-Guillemot, Joy (Ed.), Sulfikar Amir, Nausheen Anwar, Julie Arrighi, Stephan Böse-O’Reilly, Matt Brearley, Jamie Cross, Hein Daanen, Francesca de’Donato, Bernd Eggen, Andreas Flouris, Nicola Gerrett, Werner Hagens, Alina Herrmann, Maud Huynen, Hunter Jones, Ladd Keith, Aalok Khandekar, Jason Lee, Rachel Lowe, Franziska Matthies-Wiesler, Marie Morrella, Nathan Morris, Claudia Di Napoi, Anindrya Nastiti, Ian Norton, Lars Nybo, Elspeth Oppermann, Roop Singh, Lesliam Quiros-Alcala, Anouk Roeling, Ana M. Rule, Gerardo Sanchez Martinez, Joris van Loenhout, Peter Van Den Hazel, Kirsten Vanderplanken, and Benjamin Zaitchik. (2020). Protecting Health from Hot Weather during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN). http://www.ghhin.org/heat-and-covid-19/

Non-Refereed Technical Reports

  1. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, Shaylynn Trego, and Erika Schmidt. (2022). City of Tempe, AZ: Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ (PIRS™) For Heat. https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/666700
  2. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, Shaylynn Trego, Erika Schmidt, Lauren Jensen, Philip Berke, and Joseph DeAngelis. (2022). City of Kent, WA: Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ (PIRS™) for Heat. https://www.planning.org/media/document/9260042/
  3. Keith, Ladd, Sara Meerow, Philip Berke, Joseph DeAngelis, Lauren Jensen, Shaylynn Trego, Erika Schmidt, and Stephanie Smith. (2022). Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ (PIRS™) for Heat: Spatially evaluating networks of plans to mitigate heat (Version 1.0). https://www.planning.org/publications/document/9257652/
  4. Chambers, Samuel N., Heidi E. Brown, Ladd Keith, and Erika Austhof. (2022). Summary of Body Heat Storage Layer Development. A Report for the Arizona CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) project. University of Arizona.
  5. Von Ohlen, Kurt, Heidi E. Brown, Ladd Keith, Erika Austhof, Lance Watkins, and Sam Chambers. (2022). Summary of Pima County Cooling Center Spatial Optimization. A Report for the Arizona CDC Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) project. University of Arizona.
  6. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ida Sami, and Erika Austhof. (2021). Extreme Heat at Outdoor Vaccination Sites: Banner South (Kino) Report. University of Arizona.
  7. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ida Sami, and Erika Austhof. (2021). Extreme Heat at Outdoor Vaccination Sites: Tucson Medical Center (TMC) Report. University of Arizona.
  8. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ida Sami, and Erika Austhof. (2021). Extreme Heat at Outdoor Vaccination Sites: UArizona POD Report. University of Arizona.
  9. Keith, Ladd, Pegy Brimhall, Jill Allen Dixon, Chanceé Lundy, Riki Nishimura, Lauren McKim Callaghan, and August Williams-Eynon. (2020). Dallas, Texas: Tornado Recovery Emphasizing Urban and Climate Resilience around the Walnut Hill/Denton Drive Dallas Rapid Transit Station. Urban Land Institute, Advisory Services. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.16222.77126
  10. Meadow, Alison M., Jeremy Weiss, Sarah LeRoy, and Ladd Keith. (2020). Climate Profile for the Verde Valley. University of Arizona, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.15258.26566
  11. Keith, Ladd, Ben McMahan, and Tess Wagner*. (2019). Urban heat island maps and decision making. University of Arizona, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.35788.49282
  12. Meadow, Alison M., Jeremy Weiss, Sarah LeRoy, Ladd Keith, Sharon Hausam, Ellu Nasser, Sascha Petersen, Alex Basaraba, and Nyssa Russell. (2019). Climate Profile for the Pueblo of Laguna. University of Arizona, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS).
  13. Keith, Ladd, Michelle Beaman Chang, Jason Bonnet, Samia Byrd, John Macomber, Michael Rodriguez, Susannah Ross, Matt Steenhoek, Byron Stigge, Jay Valgora, Lauren McKim Callaghan, and Leah Sheppard. (2019). Miami, Florida: The Riverfront, the Bayfront, and the Ridge – A Holistic Approach to Waterfront Resilience. Urban Land Institute, Advisory Services. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21986.27849
  14. Meadow, Alison M., Sarah LeRoy, Jeremy Weiss, and Ladd Keith. (2019). Climate profile for the Highlands at Dove Mountain. University of Arizona, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.16389.83684
  15. Meadow, Alison M., Sarah LeRoy, Jeremy Weiss, and Ladd Keith. (2018). Climate profile for the City of Flagstaff, Arizona. University of Arizona, Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS). http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.20826.70083
  16. Keith, Ladd, Marcel Acosta, Amitabh Marthakur, Neal Payton, Jamie Simchik, Julie Underdahl, Cassie Wright, Paul Angelone, Alex Schoeder, and Clay Holk. (2018). Jacksonville, Florida: Leveraging Transit for Economic Development. Urban Land Institute, Advisory Services. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.12758.80960
  17. Taylor, Marilyn J., Zelalam Adefris, Janice Barnes, Matthijs Bouw, Dennis Carlberg, Justin Chapman, Tracy Gabriel, Mariane Jang, Ladd Keith, John Macomber, Molly McCabe, Cynthia McHale, Christine Morris, Jim Murley, Josh Murphy, and Phil Payne. (2018). Ten Principles for Building Resilience. Urban Land Institute. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.12653.95203
  18. Gurol, Kamuron, Ladd Keith, Shane Farthing, Richard Henderson, Anita Morrison, Carlos F. Perez, Jodi Slick, Alejandro Villegas, Katharine Burgess, Paul Angelone, and Leah Sheppard. (2016). El Paso, Texas: Active Transportation System. Urban Land Institute, Advisory Services. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29536.02568
  19. Heid, Jim, Margaret Kaigh Doyle, Tracy Gabriel, Ladd Keith, Alan Razak, Michael A. Stern, Lindsey Willke, Sarene Marshall, Beth Silverman, and Paul Angelone. (2015). St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana: Bridging the Divide with the South Central Study Area through Resilience. Urban Land Institute, Advisory Services. http://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14017.10084

Op-Eds

  1. Keith, Ladd. (2022). Extreme heat is here. Here’s how we create a heat-resilient nation. Smart Cities Dive. July 13, 2022.
  2. Keith, Ladd and Andrea K. Gerlak. (2021). There’s no place in the US safe from the heat. The Hill. August 20, 2021.
  3. Keith, Ladd and Sara Meerow. (2021). Cities must plan for heat resilience now. Thomson Reuters Foundation. July 5, 2021.

Other Publications

  1. Meerow, Sara and Ladd Keith. (2022). Heat Risks are Rising in Cities Worldwide — Here Is How to Plan for Urban Heat Resilience. The Nature of Cities. June 13, 2022.
  2. Keith, Ladd and Sara Meerow. (2021). Beat Extreme Heat with These 8 Tactics. Planning Magazine. Winter 2021, 12-14.