Wednesday, March 2, 2022 from 5:40 PM to 7:00 PM MST
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Arizona Humanities 
1242 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Arizona Humanities 
Arizona Humanities 
 Considering Climate Equity: Stories of Extreme Heat in Our Cities

Mar. 2, 5:40 pm, AZ Time (in-person)

Heat in Arizona has long impacted the way people across the state live, work, and build their communities. Perhaps one of the most noticeable effects of climate change that we feel today is the sharply rising temperature in our cities. Climate change affects everyone, but not always in equal measure. Some neighborhoods experience urban heat differently from others. What is the difference and why does it happen? Which communities are most at risk? What can we do to reduce the effects of urban heat? Join us for an interactive discussion about climate equity, urban heat, and potential solutions, told through the stories of our communities with Dr. Melissa Guardaro.

Melissa Guardaro is Assistant Research Professor in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on adaptability, equity, vulnerability, and urban policy to mitigate and adapt to extreme heat and urban heat island effects. She has partnered with The Nature Conservancy, the Maricopa County Health Department, and community-based organizations to create neighborhood heat solutions that improve public health. In her work, Dr. Guardaro weaves together storytelling and human experiences with data-driven research. The people that live and work in urban heat zones are an important part of the conversation about community-based solutions and public health.    
This registration is to attend the in-person event. Please note that the start time is in advance of the virtual event, and attendees must arrive before 6:00 PM. Registration to attend in-person is limited to 15 participants. In-person attendees will be required to wear a mask in compliance with the mask mandates for City of Phoenix buildings. To attend the event virtually, please register here