Urban Heat and Health Interventions and Evidence Gaps


Lead CCASS Contact: Ladd Keith

Project Description: The goal of this project, in partnership with NOAA’s Climate Program Office, is to develop detailed profiles of five U.S. cities’ approaches to heat-health resilience and to identify opportunities to improve them using climate information. This project will include a deep-dive into emerging planning and governance of extreme heat through stakeholder interviews and policy analysis. After the profiles are completed, virtual dialogues will be held with the stakeholders in these cities and a pilot plan integration for heat will be conducted.

Funding: U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), A Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments Program (RISA), Climate Assessment in the Southwest (CLIMAS)