[ONLINE] - Rethinking Cities in the Face of Extreme Heat
Cities around the world have experienced record-smashing heat waves over the last few years, causing millions of heat-related illnesses and deaths.
Protecting people from extreme heat in cities will be one of the central challenges of climate adaptation in the 21st century. At the same time, many cities have pledged to reduce their carbon footprints—even as the need for air conditioning expands—in an attempt to hit net zero by 2050.
How can cities balance the need to cool off with the urgent imperative to reduce carbon emissions? On Oct. 26 at 12 p.m. Eastern, join Annual Reviews, Knowable Magazine, and Future Tense for a conversation about how we can make cities cooler—and save lives—without further heating the planet.
Hon. Kate Gallego, @MayorGallego
Mayor of Phoenix
Angel Hsu, @ecoangelhsu
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Director, Data-Driven EnviroLab, UNC
Henry Grabar, @henrygrabar
Staff Writer, Slate