Jan 13, 2020
In episode 104 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Ladd Keith, Assistant Professor in Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments at the University of Arizona. Doug and Ladd discuss what is extreme heat in the context of climate change; how urban heat will get worse and what cities are doing to plan for it; what extreme heat means for social and climate justice; how urban planning is evolving to include adaptation; how to integrate extreme heat planning into emergency management systems; how to communicate the threat of extreme heat to the public and much more!
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Ladd Keith https://www.laddkeith.com
Extreme Heat Network – network of community of practitioners and researchers Ladd leads (https://heat.arizona.edu)
Reports Ladd mentioned in the podcast:
ULI’s Scorched: Extreme Heat & Real Estate (https://americas.uli.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/ULI-Documents/Scorched_Final-PDF.pdf)
Union of Concerned Scientists’ Killer Heat in the United States (https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2019/07/killer-heat-analysis-full-report.pdf)
Red Cross Red Crescent’s Heatwave Guide for Cities (https://www.climatecentre.org/downloads/files/IFRCGeneva/RCCC%20Heatwave%20Guide%202019%20A4%20RR%20ONLINE%20copy.pdf)
National Integrated Heat Health Information System (https://toolkit.climate.gov/nihhis/)
EPA’s Heat Island Effect page (https://www.epa.gov/heat-islands)
Global Heat Health Information Network (http://www.ghhin.org/)
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