Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat

Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat

Organizer: 
Mark Hartman
City of Phoenix
Time Slot: 
Concurrent Sessions 1
Session Type: 
Symposium
Abstract: 

Local government sustainability practitioners from Phoenix, Alameda County, Louisville, and Richmond will share how they used data on heat exposure and vulnerability to spur action. Though their geographies vary, all recognize the danger that more frequent and more extreme heat waves pose to their residents. Attendees will learn about four different approaches to urban heat reduction. This session will highlight citizen science efforts, cross-agency workshops on heat preparation, walk-shed mapping, and development of a heat ready certification framework that can help move local governments through the steps they need to prepare for hotter weather. The symposium will explore how these four organizations are using data to prioritize neighborhoods, outdoor workers, and residents most vulnerable to the impacts of extreme heat events in order to most effectively deploy scarce resources. We’ll also look at how local governments are participating in membership networks to learn from each other and facilitate collaborative projects. USDN staff are willing to moderate this session.

Presentations

Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat
Mark Hartman, City of Phoenix
Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat
Sarah Church, County of Alameda
Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat
Alicia Zatcoff, City of Richmond
Moving from Assessments into Action: Innovative Projects to Address Urban Heat
Maria Koetter, Louisville Metro Government