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- Sara Meerow, assistant professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University, discusses governance planning for extreme heat resilience.
- What is the intersection between environmental justice and extreme heat resilience? How can donors encompass justice in climate change mitigation strategies?
- Read about the public health risks of heatwaves.
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Extreme heat is already the deadliest climate and weather-related hazard in the United States and cities are getting hotter because of climate change and the urban heat island effect.
Communities everywhere need to proactively address inequitable heat risks, but compared with other more visible hazards like flooding, heat governance is underdeveloped. In the first Cities@Tufts lecture of 2022, Sara Meerow synthesizes the current state of extreme heat governance research and practice and outlines a framework for urban heat resilience.
Read the full article about heat resilience strategies at Shareable.