Publications

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Refereed Journal Articles

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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. Hughes, Halley B.*, David B. Breshears, Kimberly J. Cook*, Ladd Keith, and Joseph Robert Burger. (Revise and resubmit). Household energy use responses to extreme heat complete a theoretical extra-metabolic model.
  2. Iuliano, Joseph* and Ladd Keith. (Under review). Misses and Split Routes: Comparing Rider Behavior, Driver Interaction, and Route Choice for Cyclists.
  3. Logan, Kathryn G., Ladd Keith, Katharine L. Jacobs, Rebecca Shelton, and Amanda J. Leinberger. (Under review). Integrating energy justice with community climate action planning.
  4. Keith, Ladd, C.J. Gabbe, and Erika Lynn Schmidt*. (Revise and resubmit). Six “C” Strategies to Advance Urban Heat Planning and Governance.
  5. Crisman, Jonathan Jae-An, Ladd Keith, Ida Sami*, and Gregg M. Garfin. (Revise and resubmit). “Chill City”: The design and learning outcomes of interactive games about urban planning and extreme heat.

Works in Progress

  1. Avila, Ashley*, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ladd Keith, and Kristina M. Currans. (In preparation). The Effect of Vehicular Waste Heat on Personal Heat Exposure. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, being revised for submission for publication elsewhere.
  2. Heath, Lauren*, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ladd Keith, and Kristina M. Currans. (In preparation). Urban Heat Mitigation Techniques in Transportation Planning: A Look at the Literature. Accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, being revised for submission for publication elsewhere.
  3. Keith, Ladd and Joseph E. Iuliano*. (In preparation). Planning for climate adaptation in the U.S. Southwest.
  4. Keith, Ladd and Gregg M. Garfin. (In preparation). Evaluating how climate action planning is being mainstreamed into comprehensive plans in the U.S. Southwest.

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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ida Sami, and Erika Austhof. (2021). Extreme Heat at Outdoor Vaccination Sites: Banner South (Kino) Report. University of Arizona.
  4. 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.
  5. Keith, Ladd, Nicole Iroz-Elardo, Ida Sami, and Erika Austhof. (2021). Extreme Heat at Outdoor Vaccination Sites: UArizona POD Report. University of Arizona.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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).
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.