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Webinar: Heat Stress Series - Community-based Solutions to Heat in Urban Settings
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 2:00
Wednesday, February 24, 2021. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Heat Stress Series - Community-based Solutions to Heat in Urban Settings. Christine Knapp and Cheyenne Flores, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia; Priscilla Johnson, Hunting Park Neighborhood Block Captain and Coordinator; Charles Lanier, Hunting Park Neighborhood Advisory Committee, Inc.; Masavi Perea, Chispa Arizona; Melissa Guardaro, Arizona State University; Ryan Winkle, Innovative Urban Solutions. Sponsored by National Adaptation Forum. More information here.
Urban communities face urban heat island effect, on top of existing health outcome disparities due to socioeconomic inequities. As cities experience more frequent and longer periods of extreme heat, some are working toward solutions through equity-focused, community-based approaches. This session will feature Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Beat the Heat initiative along with the Nature’s Cooling Systems project in Phoenix, Arizona to provide insight into planning and implementing strategies to address extreme heat dangers at the neighborhood level.