Mitigating the Impacts of the Urban Heat Island and Extreme Heat on Human Health in Southwestern Cities

APA Arizona Chapter

#9130767

Friday, August 25, 2017
9 a.m. - noon MST

PHoenix, AZ, United States

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Overview

  3.0 AICP continuing education credits are available for attendance at this workshop.

I. Welcome and introduction of panelists (5 minutes) (Roger Eastman, AICP)

II. Introduction to the urban heat island, extreme heat, and extreme heat events and best practices for cooling (15 - 20 minutes) (M. Guardaro)
    - Facilitated discussion with panelists and group (10 minutes)
   
  III. Presentation on heat surveillance and health (15 - 20 minutes) (V. Berisha)
    - Facilitated discussion with panelists and group (10 minutes)
   
  IV. Facilitated scenarios evaluation with full panel and participants (45 minutes)
    - Present neighborhood scenarios
- Develop solutions
- Evaluate solutions and barriers
   
  10 Minute Break
   
  V. Small groups sessions (10 minutes for each question in World Café style - participants rotate twice): Identifying leverage points in the planning process for reducing heat.
    - Question 1: What information do you need from the conservation and health communities to make an impact on heat?

- Question 2: What are the opportunities for incorporating extreme heat mitigation into public policy? General plans? Transportation plan? parks & open space plan? housing plan? Other public planning documents?

- Question 3: Where are the points in the planning process that new spatial data, models, and scenarios can be considered or integrated?

- Question 4: What is the role of planners to address extreme heat issues?

- 20 minutes for sharing out responses from small groups answering these questions with the goal of helping to inform The Nature Conservancy and their partner's strategy in the Nature's Cooling System Project to assist MAG integrate heat related data into planning tools.
   
  Moderators/Facilitators:

Maggie Messerschmidt, Urban Conservation Program Manager,
The Nature Conservancy


Nick Weller, Research Associate, School of Sustainability,
Arizona State University



Presenters:

Paul Coseo, Ph.D., PLA, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley, Global Institute of Sustainability; Assistant Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes

Melissa Guardaro, Graduate Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes SRN, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University

Vjollca Berisha, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology

Liza Oz Golden, Healthy Community Design Program Coordinator at Maricopa County Department of Public Health

Stacie Beute, Director, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance

Tiffany Halperin - LEED, AP, ASLA, PLA, The Urban Culture Design Project

 

Resource URL

http://azplanning.org/2017HeatResilianceWorkshop_08-25-17.html

Speakers

stacie beute

Confirmed Speaker

Panelist: Stacie Beute, Director, Central Arizona Conservation Alliance. The Central Arizona Conservation Alliance is a coalition of stakeholders committed to community engagement in the study, restoration, and promotion of the mountain park preserves in and around the Phoenix metro area. In this community-based, collaborative approach to conservation, we aim to ... Read More

Paul Conseo

Confirmed Speaker

Paul Coseo, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability; Assistant Professor, The Design School, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts; Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability Dr. Coseo examines three connected lines of research on urban ecological and climatic ... Read More

melissa guardaro

Confirmed Speaker

Melissa Guardaro, Graduate Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes SRN, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University. Melissa Guardaro is a research fellow with Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (URExSRN) and a Ph.D. student at Arizona State University in the School of Sustainability. Her research focuses on urban policy ... Read More

maggie messerschmidt

Confirmed Speaker

Moderator: Maggie Messerschmidt is Urban Conservation Program Manager for The Nature Conservancy, Arizona. As a pioneer of the Cities Program at TNC, Maggie is part of an emerging conservation program that includes 20 cities across the United States. In the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, she works to implement and scale water-smart ... Read More

nich weller

Confirmed Speaker

Nich Weller is a PhD student at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. His interests include policy, science, democracy, and design, particularly around sustainability and environmental issues. More specifically, he studies ways the general public contributes to science and policy and what decision makers do with such input. Nich ... Read More

Tiffany Halperin

Confirmed Speaker

Tiffany Halperin, founder of The Urban Culture Design Project, is a LEED accredited urban designer and landscape architect committed to community development. Her work focuses on urban life, town cores, and is dedicated to community building on scales that range from local to regional and neighborhood to city. Her design ... Read More

Melissa Davidson

Moderator: Melissa Davidson is a research fellow with the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) and a PhD student in Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability. Her research explores how different cities think about and plan for the future with a specific focus on scenario development ... Read More

Liza Oz-Golden, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

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vjollca berisha

Confirmed Speaker

Vjollca Berisha, M.D., M.P.H., Senior Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Office of Epidemiology. Vjollca Berisha currently is a Senior Epidemiologist with the Office of Epidemiology within Division of Disease Control at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. During her thirty year professional career, Dr ... Read More

Contact Info

Sheila Deschaaf, sdeschaaf@paysonaz.gov