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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Improving Heat Health Resilience through Urban Infrastructure Planning and Design

This webinar from November 2015 explored how public health and environmental agencies can collaborate to reduce the heat island effect, increase resilience to extreme heat events, and help each other further their respective missions. The webinar focused on:

  • U.S. EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program, as well as heat island reduction strategies and their benefits
  • Health Canada’s program on Climate Change and Health, its experience collaborating with communities to reduce heat islands, and available tools and resources
  • Quebec’s experience bringing city planners, urban foresters, non-profit organizations, and public health officials together to advance heat island mitigation measures