Kim Perez

Kim Perez is a writer, researcher and communications strategist, focused on sustainability, urban resilience and safe streets. Her specialty is taking something complex and making it clear and compelling, whether writing about genome sequencing for a client or turning Pasadena’s municipal code into haiku for fun.

Harvard-trained in sustainability, she won a prize for her original research related to urban resilience in heat waves—in which she proposed a method to help cities identify where pedestrians spend a dangerous amount of time in direct sun, so they can plan for more equitable access to shade across a city. She has ghostwritten two books, hundreds of articles, dozens of reports and much more.

She lives car-free in the Los Angeles area, and believes we can make our cities better (and shadier!) for pedestrians and bus riders.