As part of the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN)‘s virtual forum this summer, I organized a masterclass on urban planning and governance for heat-health for June 16, 2020. With Roop Singh moderating, myself, Sara Meerow, Dave Hondula, and Ryan Winkle presented on the current state and innovations in urban planning, design and governance for extreme heat with examples from our research and community projects.
The first two lectures by myself and Sara Meerow, PhD, include:
An overview of our upcoming literature review, Planning for Extreme Heat: A Review,
A preview of our recently completed survey of U.S. planners on extreme heat risk perceptions, heat information needed, and policy and design interventions,
We were joined by Katharine Burgess, Vice President of Urban Resilience and Elizabeth Foster, Manager of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Alex Ramirez, Office Director and Associate at Design Workshop for our latest Extreme Heat Network webinar. Our presenters discussed how private and public sector real estate leaders are mitigating and adapting to extreme heat. ULI shared key takeaways from a 2019 report on this topic, and Design Workshop presented a case study of their award-winning Bagby Street reconstruction project in Houston, Texas where mitigating temperatures was a guiding consideration.
Several Urban Land Institute resources mentioned throughout the presentation:
Rapid Production of Urban Heat Island Maps for the U.S.
Pete Aniello joined our Extreme Heat Network webinar series to present The Trust for Public Land‘s new urban heat island dataset. The publicly accessible dataset is analysis-ready and contains the relative heat severity for every pixel for 14,000 cities, towns, and census-designated places in the United States. The 30-meter resolution raster was derived from Landsat 8 imagery band 10 (ground-level thermal sensor) from the summers of 2018 and 2019.
Pete Aniello, Senior Manager of Science and Analytics at The Trust for Public Land (TPL), has over 30 years of experience in the geospatial field and is TPL’s technical lead for geospatial analysis. Prior to TPL, Pete worked at Sandia National Laboratories as a senior scientist; Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) as a technical manager; Digital Globe as a photogrammetrist; Raytheon as a program manager of the ASTER Digital Elevation Model (DEM) program; and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) as a geospatial analyst. Pete graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Engineering in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Colorado – Denver. He is an American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Certified Photogrammetrist (CP), and an Esri ArcGIS Certified Desktop Professional. He has been a resident of the southwest for 20 years and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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