Cities on the Frontline: Addressing Urban Heat
Jun 24, 2021
The Earth is trapping unprecedented amounts of heat and temperatures continue to rise around the world, so extreme heat is becoming an increasingly important issue. This timely webinar, jointly organized by Resilient Cities Network and the World Bank, will focus on Urban Heat.
A year ago, session #14 of Cities on the Frontline 2020 featured a discussion on Compounding Vulnerabilities: Urban Heat and Covid-19. Speakers in the session looked at how heat disproportionately impacts marginalized communities, and how the pandemic had exacerbated existing heat risk. Speakers shared how they were mapping vulnerability, mitigating risk, and devising short, medium, and long-term plans.
This year, we will visit The Hague to see how their plans have advanced. Program Officer for Resilient The Hague, Anouk Roeling, will join the session to discuss the experience the city has had in mitigating heat. Eleni Myrivili, Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Athens on Resilience and Sustainability and Former Deputy Mayor, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, and Advisor for the AARF Resilience Center; R-Cities Steering Committee will present work of the Atlantic Council Resilience Center on Heat. Resilient Cities Network’s Community of Practice on Urban Heat will offer ideas and solutions on how they are working together as cities globally to address this challenge.