Kristen Pawling

Los Angeles Urban Solutions Coordinator

Kristen Pawling focuses on fighting climate change by integrating transportation and land-use planning in the Los Angeles region. Prior to joining NRDC, Pawling served in government, most recently in the nation’s largest regional-planning agency, managing a comprehensive habitat land-planning effort and crafting the region’s sustainable communities strategy. She worked in the Schwarzenegger and Brown administrations to implement California’s sustainable communities law. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geography/environmental studies and a master’s in urban and regional planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.