ucla professors win $956,000 award to tackle rising heat in los angeles communities

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UCLA professors win $956,000 award to tackle rising heat in Los Angeles communities

A team of 10 UCLA professors has earned a $956,000 award for a project that will combine their expertise in engineering, urban planning, public health and environmental law to address the rapid increase in the number of extreme heat days in Los Angeles. The project, called Heat Resilient L.A., will over the next two years determine where and when people moving around the city are most vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat — a problem being caused by climate change — and assess which communities most need cooling interventions. UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability affiliated researchers apart of the winning team include: David Eisenman, Cara Horowitz, Travis Longcore, and Gregory Pierce.