Heat Stress Series - Community-based Solutions to Heat in Urban Settings

Created: 2/25/2021 -


This is a recording of Session One of the virtual National Adaptation Forum Heat Stress Series, brought to you by EcoAdapt. 

Urban communities face the 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 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.


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Adaptation Phase
Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Climate Justice
Public Health
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Public health risks
Storms or extreme weather events
Sociopolitical Setting

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