Webinar: Investigate Options 3 – Green Cooling Infrastructure
Sep 30, 2021
One of the most popular interventions is planting trees, and creating accessible green spaces and water features to mitigate heat, long term. This session will cover tree canopy assessment, planting and cooling strategies, combined with strengthening community cohesion and resiliency. Threaded throughout is the intersection with environmental justice, public health, crime reduction, and equitable approaches to improvements that benefit current residents.
Webinar: Investigate Options 4 – Community Engagement, Outreach, Education
Oct 12, 2021
NIHHIS Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series
Sep 13, 2021 - Oct 12, 2021
This summer, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and its partners are hosting a webinar series to feature community case studies on what happens after Urban Heat Island mapping campaigns are conducted. Each webinar will be themed to follow the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit’s (CRT) Steps to Resilience framework and how cities are working to address extreme heat risk. Sessions will be added throughout the summer as they are scheduled. See here for the most up to date information.
- Webinar 1: Exploring the Heat Hazard
- Webinar 2: Constructing Heat Vulnerability Indices
- Webinar 3: Investigate Options 1 - The power of the Pen: Policies, Standards, Codes etc...
- Webinar 4: Investigate Options 2 - Structural & Physical Infrastructure
- Webinar 5: Investigate Options 3 - Green/Blue Infrastructure
- Webinar 6: Investigate Options 4 - Community Engagement, Outreach, Education
- Webinar 7: Prioritize and Plan - Heat in All Plans (Climate, Hazard, Resilience, Sustainability)
Webinar: Investigate Options 2 – Structural & Physical Infrastructure
Sep 13, 2021
This session will feature communities that have implemented solutions to make their built environment cooler and more resilient to heat. A common action to manage urban heat risk is increasing the albedo of surfaces - rooftops, streets, sidewalks, and walls - but cities have a variety of options to choose from to provide indoor and outdoor thermal comfort. The session will provide resources and suggestions for participants just getting started thinking about which cool solutions in the built environment can be part of their portfolio of actions to mitigate urban heat risk.
Webinar: Thermal Remote Sensing of Urban Climates
Sep 8, 2021
This webinar will discuss the current status and future directions in using remote sensing in urban climate research. It will explore the growing use of thermal remote sensing in urban climate research while detailing fundamental definitions and applications of this methodology.
- "Challenges of global SUHI analysis " by Professor Benjamin Bechtel (Ruhr-University Bochum)
- "(In)complete urban surface temperatures " by Professor James Voogt (University of Western Ontario)
- Facilitated Q&A and discussions.
Masterclass: Early Warning Systems for Heat Stress Management
Sep 2, 2021
Early Warning Systems (EWS) for heatwaves are a critical component of an effective Heat Action Plan (HAP). Early prediction and warning of heat alerts are important adaptation measures for increasing the preparedness of the agencies/stakeholders involved in the implementation of HAPs. The South Asia Heat Health Information Network (SAHHIN) invites you to its upcoming Global Masterclass on ‘ Early Warning Systems for Heat Stress Management’ by expert Prof. Ajit Tyagi, Senior Advisor, IRADe & Former DG, India Meteorological Department, GoI. The masterclass will brief about the importance of EWS, the range of EWS, and their role in HAPs.
11th International Conference on Urban Climate
Aug 29, 2021 - Sep 2, 2021
The general theme of the ICUC-11 conference is “Cities as Living Labs: Climate, Vulnerability, and Multidisciplinary Solutions.” Accordingly, the organizing committee has identified six scientific streams for ICUC11, with each stream covering various sessions and plenaries. These streams include: Urban climate processes; Urban climate methods; Biometeorology & health; Integrated assessments of urban climate; Climate-conscious design and sustainable development; Urban climate policy.
Webinar: Global Master Class on Climate Adaptive Heat Action Plans
Aug 25, 2021
The IPCC AR6 states that it is virtually certain that hot extremes (including heatwaves) have become more frequent and more intense across most land regions. With the forecast of increased frequency and intensity of heatwaves due to climate change in the future, the heat stress action plans are key to city adaptation strategies. This master class is an introduction to design Climate Adaptive Heat Action Plans which will enable the cities to efficiently prepare, mitigate and adapt to the heat stress-induced by climate change. The South Asia Heat Health Information Network (SAHHIN) is pleased to invite you to its upcoming Global Master Class on ‘Climate Adaptive Heat Action Plans’ by expert Mr. Rohit Magotra, Deputy Director, IRADe.
This masterclass will provide an understanding of Heat Action Plan features, along with identification and mapping of heat hot spots/urban heat islands and developing heat adaptation strategies for managing heat stress for cities.
Aug 25, 2021 04:30 PM in India