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Heat Islands

Heat Island Webcast Series

Equity in Action: Heat Planning in Greater Phoenix

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET

This 90-minute webcast will cover how The Nature Conservancy Arizona, Arizona State University, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, and other partners developed the Heat Action Planning Guide for Neighborhoods of Greater Phoenix. This team worked directly with community members using a participatory process to identify challenges and create community-driven solutions to mitigate and adapt to future heat. Specific cooling solutions include revitalizing vacant lots with trees and vegetation, and increasing shade along transit routes and at bus stops. The process was designed to develop awareness, agency, and social cohesion in underserved communities.

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Speakers:

  • Victoria Ludwig, U.S. EPA Heat Island Reduction Program
  • Melissa Guardaro, Arizona State University
  • David Crummey, Retail, Arts, Innovation & Livability Mesa