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Liz Koslov in the Daily Beast: In Los Angeles, Climate-Change Gentrification Is Already Happening

Liz Koslov, an assistant professor of Urban Planning and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA, told The Daily Beast that most people will likely decide to move short distances if they feel the need to move due to climate change-related issues. She said people may see the need to find a less risky area, but they’ll still want to be close to their social and professional networks.

“Governments, policymakers and city planners are increasingly anticipating climate change in the projects that they take on and are building protective infrastructure or deciding not to fund the protection of certain areas,” Koslov said. “Their actions in anticipation of climate impacts and in response to disasters… have the potential to displace a lot of people or make places more habitable.”