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Climate Resilience Through Urban Greening and Cooling in Los Angeles: A Neighborhood-by-Neighborhood Analysis Study and Implementation Plan

Grant Number
17-DG-11132544-015

A research project designed to define and quantify the relationship between increases in urban tree canopy and albedo (i.e. solar reflectivity) and reductions in heat-related mortality and other negative health outcomes.

The Los Angeles Urban Cooling Research Partnership (LA UCRP) proposes a research project designed to define and quantify the relationship between increases in urban tree canopy and albedo (i.e. solar reflectivity) and reductions in heat-related mortality and other negative health outcomes. This project represents the first phase of a multi-phase project that will, in later phases, determine heat-resilience strategies for disadvantaged communities, design and implement solutions at the local scale, and design solutions for scaling interventions for socially-equitable climate resilience across the country. This collaborative project will involve a number of research partners led by preeminent climate researcher Laurence S. Kalkstein, PhD, from the Synoptic Climatology Laboratory at the University of Miami, Miller School of Public Health and by David Eisenman, MD, MSHS, from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. It will also involve partners at three NGOs and two other universities. The cutting-edge research will produce a nationally-replicable framework that will be shared with, at minimum, decision makers and stakeholders, community health organizations, NGOs, and urban forestry groups in Houston, NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Contact
Edith de Guzman
edeguzman@treepeople.org
818 753-4635
Organization
Tree People
12601 Mulholland Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Total Project Cost
$ 618,000
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Federal Share
$ 298,000
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Grantee Share
$ 320,000
Year of Award
2017
Year of Expiration
2019
Sub-Topics
Sustainability
State(s)/Region(s)
California
Keywords
climate change, resilience
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