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EPISODE 144 | 26 MINS

Urban Heat Island Effects

WITH CYNTHIA HERRERA

Topic:

Urban Resilience – heat impacts and cooling centers

Guest & Organization:

As Environmental Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Cynthia is tasked with advancing policy goals that align with WE ACT’s Northern Manhattan Climate Action (NMCA) project, which seeks to increase community participation, within and outside of the government and build neighborhood capacity in response to climate change. Prior to working at WE ACT, Cynthia served as a NASA Climate Change Research Fellow, using new technology to enhance understanding of urban climates and better inform policy makers. Cynthia is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and holds an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.

Resources:

WE ACT for Environmental Justice

How We Can Use Climate Action Planning to Beat the Heat (WE ACT)

WE ACT’s Policy Campaigns & Initiative: 2017 Agenda

Heat Check – Extreme heat kills more than a hundred New Yorkers yearly. Here’s how the city’s tackling the problem in a warming world. (By Justine Calma on Jul 11, 2018)

 

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