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

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

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

Planning for extreme heat: A review

Check out my new open access literature review paper with Sara Meerow and Tess Wagner, where we present the current state of planning for extreme heat, find many papers focused on mapping and modeling heat but far less on urban planning and governance, and discuss challenges and opportunities in research and practice! Abstract Extreme heat… Continue reading Planning for extreme heat: A review

An Equity-Focused Approach to Urban Heat Resilience

Kizzy Charles-Guzman, Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, gave the keynote public lecture for our Advancing the Theory and Practice of Urban Heat Resilience workshop in October 2020. The workshop was organized by myself and several colleagues, had the participation of the nation’s leading urban heat researchers and practitioners, and was… Continue reading An Equity-Focused Approach to Urban Heat Resilience