WEATHERING CHANGE: Local Solutions for Strong Communities 2019-20 Webinar Series
Longer, stronger, and more frequent heat waves have galvanized public health, climate science, and planning professionals into action to prepare for their impacts. Urban areas present a unique challenge to building heat resilience, particularly because of the differential impacts on vulnerable populations. How do we best understand how extreme urban temperatures and population vulnerability vary across the built environment? The presenters will share experiences working on community-based participatory action research campaigns and with local health departments to assess exposure to extreme heat, estimate population vulnerability, and inform climate resilience policy.