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,… Continue reading University of Arizona Panel on Urban Heat Resilience

America Adapts Podcast: Record-Breaking Heatwaves and More

I joined Doug Parsons on the latest America Adapts Podcast episode to discuss the record-breaking Southwest and Pacific Northwest/Western Canada heatwaves in June 2021, as well as thermal equity, why we shouldn’t shame indoor cooling, considerations in the naming and ranking heatwaves discussion, how we can improve media coverage of extreme heat events, my new… Continue reading America Adapts Podcast: Record-Breaking Heatwaves and More

Op-Ed: Cities must plan for heat resilience now

Daytime temperatures during the Pacific Northwest heatwave. Image source: climate.gov

With the increased attention to extreme heat events after the U.S. Southwest and then U.S. Pacific Northwest and Canadian heatwaves in June 2021, I wrote an op-ed piece on the urgent need to plan for heat resilience with Sara Meerow for the Reuters Thomson Foundation. A few short exceprts: Summer just started in the Northern… Continue reading Op-Ed: Cities must plan for heat resilience now

Tornado Recovery Emphasizing Urban and Climate Resilience

The report from the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services Panel I led August 10-12, 2020 on increasing the urban and climate resilience of Walnut Hill/Denton Drive Dallas Area Rapid Transit station in Dallas, TX is now out! Download Full Report ULI was asked by the City of Dallas to convene a Virtual Advisory Services Panel (vASP) focusing on a study area around the Walnut… Continue reading Tornado Recovery Emphasizing Urban and Climate Resilience

America Adapts Podcast: 2020 Climate Year in Review

Check out the latest America Adapts podcast 2020 climate year in review episode, where I join Doug Parsons and guest Dakota Larrick, archeology graduate student at the University of Oklahoma! We discuss our top climate stories, favorite episodes, and what’s next for adaptation in 2021. Listen to the episode on the America Adapts website, Spotify, or Apple Podcasts.