Ladd Keith

Faculty Research Associate, Environmental Policy Programs, Udall Center Assistant Professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Ladd Keith

Faculty Research Associate, Environmental Policy Programs, Udall Center Assistant Professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning

Ladd Keith, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Arizona. An urban planner by training, he has over a decade of experience planning for climate change with diverse stakeholders in cities across the U.S. His current research explores heat planning and governance with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Transportation. He served a full term on the City of Tucson’s Planning Commission and chaired the development and adoption of the city’s comprehensive plan. He also founded and leads the Sustainable Built Environments undergraduate degree program which is offered in person, fully online, and at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas in Lima, Peru. He has a Ph.D. in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and an MS in Planning from the University of Arizona.

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