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"Protecting California Homes From Extreme Heat"

Associate Professor V. Kelly Turner, UCLA
Oct 19, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
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Co-sponsored by ‘The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ Center for California Real Estate’


California housing is unprepared for extreme heat today and future increases in duration and intensity expected under climate change. This presentation recommends the following interconnected actions to protect Californians where they live: (1) Update habitability standards and residential building codes for a hotter future, (2) Bolster funding for the installation and use of home cooling strategies, and (3) Address policy and programming gaps to protect the most heat-vulnerable populations.

Turner PhotoDr.  V. Kelly Turner is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Geography Department at UCLA and the Co-Director at the Luskin Center for Innovation. Professor Turner’s research addresses the relationship between institutions, urban design, and the environment. Dr. Turner’s work on water resources has investigated the co-benefits of heat mitigation and water conservation through sustainable design. More recently, Professor Turner is investigating the role of policy, planning, and social norms in driving adoption of green versus grey stormwater control measures in several U.S. cities and the cumulative effects on watershed hydrology through a collaborative study. Dr. Turner received a Ph.D. in geography from the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University. Professor Turner’s work is funded by the National Science Foundation and the interdisciplinary National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. Dr. Turner recently chaired the Human Dimensions of Global Change specialty group of the American Association of Geographers.

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This talk will be given as a webinar. The link will be provided on October 18th to those that have registered by 5:00 pm on Monday, October 17th. 


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