robert cudd, mpp

Robert Cudd, MPP

Research Analyst

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA


UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, 619 Charles E. Young Drive East, LaKretz Hall – Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Campus Mailcode: 149606


Robert Cudd is a research analyst whose work focuses on energy policy, urban planning, and the de-carbonization of thermal energy. His previous projects include a study of how partisan control of state and local governments influences sea level rise adaptation efforts, and measuring the extent to which climate change has reversed the progress made by vehicle use and emissions policy in Mexico City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and a Masters of Public Policy.

Robert’s is currently conducting a study of community-scale solar water heating in Los Angeles County, the purpose of which is to estimate the technology’s potential to reduce gas consumption and the carbon-intensity of residential water heating. He is also involved with UCLA Library’s efforts to make high-resolution aerial imagery and LiDAR data collected by the Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) available to campus users and researchers.


los angeles sustainability plan

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation. The UCLA team includes the CCSC, the UCLA Law School and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. CCSC is providing expertise in the development of goals...