Articles by Kelsey Jessup

About Kelsey Jessup

Kelsey Jessup is a Project Manager at the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation where she leads the Urban Greening Initiative.

The Smart Cities Toolkit for SMART Urban Parks

The toolkit is designed for city and park managers, advocates, and anyone interested in utilizing technology in parks. In addition to providing example technologies, the toolkit rates each one based on how it impacts health, community access, water efficiency, and a number of other criteria, includes tips for implementation, as well as presents creative ideas for establishing partnerships and funding strategies. 

Lessons Learned from a Concrete River

The Los Angeles River is now center stage in discussions of open space and recreation, active transportation, regional watershed management, ecosystem restoration, climate resilience, and public art transforming the LA region.  The river winds through 51 miles of industrial lots, open space areas, and residential neighborhoods. In the most populous U.S. County, the LA River has potential to serve millions of people. 

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