LSA is honored to share that we are part of a team, spearheaded by partners at the University of Arizona, that will receive seed grant funding from the Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment and Social Justice to pilot a project to increase community input into a neighborhood greenway along the Liberty Bike Boulevard in southern Tucson. The project is headed by Andrea Gerlak, an associate professor in the UA School of Geography and Development, and Adriana Zuniga-Teran, a postdoctoral research associate at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, in collaboration with Catlow Shipek from the Watershed Management Group.
An aim of the project is to provide a safe, pleasant route for exercise, recreation and transportation for students getting to one of 18 K-12 schools within a half-mile of the corridor. The project will address flooding and the urban heat island effect, in which cities are significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas, by redesigning the drainage and greenery along the route.
Read more about the project here.