Start

Thu

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Oct 7

6:00 pm

End

Thu

,

Oct 7

8:00 pm

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

Zoom

Oct

7

Turning the Heat: Resiliency in New York City's Heat-Vulnerable Neighborhoods

Start

Thu

,

Oct 7

6:00 pm

End

Thu

,

Oct 7

8:00 pm

How

Virtual

Type

Talk

Location

Zoom

Cover for Turning the Heat report against a pink background.

Credit: Urban Design Forum

In the United States, heat is the leading cause of death due to extreme weather and communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted. Underscoring the enduring impact of systemic racism, formerly redlined areas are consistently hotter than non-redlined areas across the country. This session shares the research findings of a group of 25 emerging leaders in urban design, development, and policy in New York focused on an equitable approach to mitigating the impact of extreme heat. Recommendations will provide a starting place for designers, policymakers, and community leaders to incorporate heat resiliency strategies into their own practice.

Turning the Heat has just been named a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas Awards 2021.

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