Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief Plan
In Philadelphia, some neighborhoods can be 22 degrees F hotter than others and low-income residents and residents of color are more likely to live in these hotter neighborhoods. This pattern of unequal exposure to risk tells us that climate change is not only a public health issue but also an issue of racial equity. As climate projections show hotter days to come, it is important to support residents as they work to make their communities more sustainable. For this reason, the City launched Beat the Heat Hunting Park: A Community Heat Relief Plan, which was created to identify cooling solutions through a collaboration between residents, community organizations, and the City, and is now being implemented. Read more here.
During this webinar, participants will learn how planning, development, and social structures inform climate risks, and the importance of equitable community collaboration when developing and implementing climate policy. CM credit is pending approval.
Speakers: Christine Knapp and Cheyenne Flores
Deadline to register is May 4, 2021
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