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Webinar: Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series, Session 5: Investigate Options 3 - Green Cooling Infrastructure
Thursday, 30 September 2021, 3:00
Thursday, September 30, 2021. 3:00 PM. Webinar: Urban Heat Island Community of Practice Webinar Series, Session 5: Investigate Options 3 - Green Cooling Infrastructure. Eric Greenfield, USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry Eastern Region; Erica Smith Fichman, City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation; Cheyenne Flores, City of Philadelphia - Office of Sustainability; Maura Jarvis, Public Affairs, City of Philadelphia Water Department; Leandro Castro and Amelia Rose, Groundwork Rhode Island. Sponsored by NOAA and National Integrated Heat Health Information System. More information here. Register here.
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.