Come Rain or Shine Podcast: Extreme Heat and Urban Planning

I joined Dave Hondula, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Arizona State University and Lisa LaRocque, Sustainability Officer at the City of Las Cruces, New Mexico, for a discussion on extreme heat and urban planning on the Come Rain or Shine Podcast. We discussed the urban heat island effect, how cities across the U.S. and in the Southwest are… Continue reading Come Rain or Shine Podcast: Extreme Heat and Urban Planning

Op-Ed: There’s no place in the US safe from the heat

I had the opportunity to author an op-ed for The Hill with my colleague Andrea K. Gerlack, Professor of Geography, on the need for addressing heat as a national climate risk: Over the past year, our coverage of heat equity has focused mainly on the inequitable distribution of heat severity in the urban heat island… Continue reading Op-Ed: There’s no place in the US safe from the heat

American Planning Association: Urban Heat Resilience

I’m happy to share the American Planning Association (APA)’s Planning Advisory Service (PAS) QuickNotes #95 on Urban Heat Resilience written by myself and Sara Meerow is now available! In this PAS QuickNotes we explain trends in increasing extreme heat risk, describe the concept of heat resilience, and provide an overview of heat mitigation and management… Continue reading American Planning Association: Urban Heat Resilience