My research focuses on the intersection of urban planning and climate change with the goal of helping create more sustainable and resilient cities. I am currently interested in emerging heat governance structures and how cities can better mitigate heat in the built environment and manage heat risk to increase heat resilience. While most of my research is focused on the intersection of policy and climate change, I have also led several projects collecting heat data to improve decision-making.
I am always open to discuss collaboration opportunities. If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student who shares similar research interests, please contact me.
- Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory (SW-IFL) (U.S. DOE)
- Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS) (U.S. NOAA)
- Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) (U.S. CDC)
- Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard™ (PIRS™) for Heat (U.S. NOAA)
- Assessing Cool Corridor Heat Resilience Strategies for Human-Scale Transportation (U.S. DOT, NITC)
- Extreme Heat at Outdoor COVID-19 Vaccination Sites (UA)
- Urban Heat and Health Interventions and Evidence Gaps (U.S. NOAA)
- Planning for Extreme Heat Survey
- Community Climate Profiles to Support Adaptation Planning (U.S. NOAA)
- Visioning a Cooler Tucson: Participatory Planning for Extreme Heat Resilience (UA)
- Evaluating the Use of Urban Heat Island and Heat Increase Modeling in Land Use and Planning Decision-Making (U.S. NOAA)
- Assessing Policy Innovation: Climate Action Planning in the U.S. Southwest (U.S. NOAA)