Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning; Director of the (forthcoming) Urban Climate Research Center; Senior Sustainability Scientist, GIOS; Graduate Faculty, School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Enviornment; Secretary of the IAUC
This EPA-funded project seeks to understand current and future health risks of an older populationto poor air quality and extreme heat and how these risks are influenced by building construction/management, human behavior, and risks of AC and power failures.
With funding from the NSF and in collaboration with USC we are exploring the efficacy of targeted urban heat mitigation with a focus on neighborhoods of the city of Los Angeles that are particularly vulnerable (hot, poor, and with a significant elderly population).
Details coming soon!
Peter Crank (doctoral student in SGSUP); Amir Baniassadi (doctoral student in SSEBE); Jannik Heusinger (visiting student from Technical University of BraunSchweig
Fall 2016: GPH 598: Urban Heat Islands
Spring 2017: not teaching