This methodology, extended from the original Plan Integration for Resilience Scorecard (PIRS) approach, enables communities to understand their net impact on heat resilience planning and policies to see where they are reducing heat and also where they may be adding to the problem.
This is the authoritative text for planners on the issue of urban heat island resilience, and it was funded by the Extreme Heat Risk Initiative of CPO.
This dataset and tool are directly responsive to requests Dr. Spinrad heard from health practitioners at a NOAA Climate and Equity Roundtable event held in October 2021.
The project will build on outcomes from NOAA's community-led field campaigns, which have helped engage the Burlington community and have produced critical hyperlocal temperature information. But cities, and Vermont's smaller cities and communities in particular, need more tools and resources to help them determine the most effective and efficient solutions tailored to their needs.
Coggin spoke about the importance of the campaign in an interview with NBC4 as he volunteered with the Arlington County, Virginia community in their efforts to map urban heat.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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