Cities have long made plans for extreme heat. Are they enough in a warming world?

Dr. Inkyu Han

Center member Inkyu Han, PhD, was interviewed for a recent AP story on extreme heat in our cities.

“Inkyu Han, an environmental health scientist at Temple University in Philadelphia, noted that cities are still struggling to get aids such as cooling centers and subsidized air conditioning into poorer neighborhoods. He said more can be done, too, with simple and sustainable solutions such as improving tree canopy.

‘Notably, low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in Philadelphia often lack street trees and green spaces,’ Han said.”

Read the AP Story from July 9, 2023

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