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

Op-Ed: Cities must plan for heat resilience now

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

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