University of Arizona Panel on Urban Heat Resilience

I was joined by several colleagues at the University of Arizona on a Wonder at Home panel to discuss urban heat resilience and its relevance in urban planning, public health, and housing:

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the U.S., yet receives far less attention than other climate risks. In this panel discussion, you will hear from faculty members and researchers how urban heat risk is an underestimated, yet increasing, climate risk in cities across the U.S. We will explore how cities are innovating to advance their urban heat resilience through the perspectives of urban planning, public health, and housing.


  • Brian Adair, Director, Corporate Services, Research Development, Research, Innovation & Impact


  • Mona Arora, Principal Research Specialist & Course Instructor, Department of Community, Environment & Policy, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
  • Mark Kear, Assistant Professor of Geography, School of Geography, Development, and Environment, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Ladd Keith, Assistant Professor, Planning and Chair, Sustainable Built Environments, School of Landscape Architecture & Planning, College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture

More information on this panel discussion is on the University of Arizona Foundation’s event page.