edith de guzman

Edith de Guzman

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Heat mitigation and community resilience through urban forest stewardship

Edith B. de Guzman is a true Bruin who returns to UCLA for her Ph.D. after earning a master’s in Urban Planning and a bachelor’s in History/Art History. Edith investigates best practices for the sustainable transformation of the Los Angeles region and has led or been a core team member on groundbreaking research, demonstration projects, and public planning on such efforts as the Greening Plan for Inglewood and LennoxCity of Los Angeles Stormwater Capture Master Planan extensive study tour of Australian capital cities focused on their historic Millennium Drought and lessons for California; and a behavior change study identifying community-specific benefits and barriers to fostering tree stewardship among urban residents. She co-founded and directs the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary, national partnership of universities, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and government agencies focused on designing data-driven, inclusive strategies for cooling neighborhoods using trees and highly reflective surfaces. She recently finished a stint as Director of Research at Los Angeles-based nonprofit TreePeople. When not working or studying, she can be found hiking, playing guitar, or making art. Learn more at edithdeguzman.com and dearantler.com.


woman in a garden

Empowering communities to fight climate change

Pritzker Award Affiliate: Randall Winston, policy fellow from Elemental Excellerator’s Policy Lab. Dawn Lippert is the founder and CEO of Elemental Excellerator and was nominated for the Pritzker Genius Award…

Recent Publications

Inspiring Resident Engagement: Identifying Street Tree Stewardship Participation Strategies in Environmental Justice Communities Using a Community-Based Social Marketing Approach

Edith de Guzman, Rachel Malarich, Lori Large, and Sharon Danoff-Burg

Published Work | 2018

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