UCLA researchers contribute to study detailing extreme heat risk in Los Angeles

August 25, 2020

Edith de Guzman (TreePeople, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) and David Eisenman (UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters) were two contributing authors on a Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative study on urban heat and potential cooling strategies. 

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The report, Rx for Hot Cities, projects that Los Angeles’s African American, Latino, and elderly communities will see the largest increases in mortality as Los Angeles continues to heat up. The study also found that one in four lives currently lost during heat waves could be saved, primarily in low-income communities and communities of color. The report also presents example strategies for mitigating heat from around the world.

Read the full report.