Won the APA-AZ Applied Research Award

Sara Meerow and I after being presented with the award.

Excited to share that Sara Meerow and I won the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter’s Open Category (Applied Research) award for Planning for Urban Heat Resilience (APA PAS Report #600). Our report draws from our collaborative research on heat including literature reviews, a national survey, interviews, and planning case studies, and provides an overview of climate change and the urban heat island effect, the inequitable impacts of heat, and heat information sources. We provide an urban heat resilience planning framework for communities and outline numerous heat mitigation and management strategies.

The report is available as a free download thanks to a grant from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.