Rx for Hot Cities: Urban Greening and Cooling to Reduce Heat-Related Mortality

Wednesday, July 01st, 2020
In this webinar, Edith de Guzman will introduce the efforts of the Los Angeles Urban Cooling Collaborative (LAUCC), a multi-disciplinary, national partnership of researchers and practitioners working to understand and implement urban cooling strategies in Los Angeles. Dr. David Eisenman will discuss heat-health impacts on the human body and how choices made in urban environments may prevent heat-related illness and death. Dr. Larry Kalkstein will present methods and findings of a recently-completed LAUCC modeling study revealing how various tree cover and solar reflectance “prescriptions” in L.A. could delay warming impacts and reduce heat-related mortality, temperature, humidity, and oppressive air masses that lead to increased deaths, and how this work could have relevance elsewhere. This webinar is free and open to the public. The webinar will be held on July 8, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. EDT. Follow this link to learn more. Sourced from: eXtension