Advancing the Theory and Practice of Urban Heat Resilience

Oct 19th, 2020 - Oct 20th, 2020
Virtual Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to develop a practice-driven research agenda on urban heat resilience. The workshop will engage dozens of key stakeholders representing private, public, and non-profit sectors on the focus areas of public health, planning, built environment, energy infrastructure, heat mapping, and climate services. Stakeholders will learn and share together virtually as a group and in small groups through facilitated dialogues, individual surveys, a live public lecture, virtual student poster presentations, and opportunities for more informal networking. This workshop and its proceedings will lay the groundwork for the next decade of actionable science on urban heat resilience.

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Workshop Outcomes

  • Workshop Summary – Advancing the Theory and Practice of Urban Heat Resilience
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Day 1October 19, 2020

12:15 pm Energy Systems and Infrastructure

12:25 pm Implementing heat health interventions: an inter-disciplinary, inter-agency challenge

12:35 pm Panel Q&A


David Hondula

Arizona State University
Senior Sustainability Scientist; Associate Professor; Faculty Affiliate
starEvent Co-Chair

Hunter Jones

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Climate and Health Projects Manager
starEvent Co-Chair

Ladd Keith

University of Arizona
Assistant Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

Sara Meerow

Arizona State University
Assistant Professor
starEvent Co-Chair

V. Kelly Turner

University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor
starEvent Co-Chair


University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Urban Planning
City of Houston
Chief Resilient Officer
Old Dominion University
Associate Professor
Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Urban Manager
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
City of Cambridge
Environmental Planner
New York City Mayor's Office of Sustainability
Deputy Director
University at Buffalo
Assistant Professor
Union of Concerned Scientists
Senior Climate Scientist
Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate Vulnerability Social Scientist
American Planning Association
Senior Research and Professional Practice Associate/PAS Editor
Environmental Defense Fund
Associate Chief Scientist
Santa Clara University
Assistant Professor
American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)
Executive Director
Energy Innovation Policy & Technology LLC®
Senior Fellow
Director of Research
Pima Association of Governments
Senior GIS Analyst
The Nature Conservancy
Arizona Thrives Program Lead
Science Museum of Virginia
Chief Scientist
University of Arizona
Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS)
City of Tempe
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Climate and Health Scientist
New York City Mayor's Office of Resiliency
Acting Deputy Director for Social Resiliency
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Associate Professor
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director- Eastern Region
Middle Tennessee State University
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Princeton University
Research Scientist, Noblis and Non-resident Fellow, Andlinger Center
America Adapts Media
Director of America Adapts Media
Arizona State University
Founding director, School of Sustainability
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Health Scientist
Trust for Public Land
Senior Climate Program Manager
Portland State University
Global Cool Cities Alliance
Executive Director
World Health Organization (WHO)
Lead of WHO-WMO Climate and Health Joint Office
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Senior Policy Analyst
Desert Research Institute
Research Professor
University of Arizona
Associate Professor
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Project Scientist
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE)
VP, Operations
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Research Physical Scientist
University of Arizona

The attendee list and participant profiles are regularly updated. For information on participant affiliation at the time of workshop, please refer to the historical roster. If you are aware of updates needed to participant or workshop records, please notify AGCI’s workshops team.