Greening Up For Mosquitoes: A Comparison of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in a Semiarid Region

Excited to share a new paper published on the potential for green stormwater infrastructure as a climate maladaptation in the Journal of American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) with Heidi Brown, Valerie Madera-Garcia, Anissa Taylor, Nicholas Ramirez, and Irene Ogata! We engaged a group of interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate students across the University of Arizona through… Continue reading Greening Up For Mosquitoes: A Comparison of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in a Semiarid Region

Planning for Urban Heat Resilience

I am thrilled to share that Planning Advisory Service (PAS) Report 600: Planning for Urban Heat Resilience has been published by the American Planning Association! My co-author, Sara Meerow, and I argue that the planning profession has a critical role to play in equitably addressing increasing heat risk and lay out the steps communities can… Continue reading Planning for Urban Heat Resilience

Joining the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) Management Committee

Excited to share I have accepted an invitation from the¬†World Meteorological Organization¬†to serve as a core member of the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN)‘s Management Committee! GHHIN’s mission is to build global capacity to protect populations from the avoidable health risks of extreme heat conditions. I look forward to working with and learning from… Continue reading Joining the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) Management Committee

Planning for Extreme Heat: A National Survey of U.S. Planners

Excited to share my latest co-authored paper with Sara Meerow, Planning for Extreme Heat: A National Survey of U.S. Planners, published in the Journal of the American Planning Association. In this paper, we discuss heat planning efforts, including heat mitigation and heat management, and share results from a survey of U.S. planners on extreme heat.… Continue reading Planning for Extreme Heat: A National Survey of U.S. Planners

NBC LX interview on Chief Heat Officers

Live interview with NBC LX's Jobeth Devera.

I spoke with NBC LX host Jobeth Devera on the creation of Los Angeles’s Chief Heat Officer position, approved by the city mayor and council earlier in November. Los Angeles is now the third city in the U.S. to create such a position in 2021, following Miami-Dade County appointing its Chief Heat Officer in the… Continue reading NBC LX interview on Chief Heat Officers