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5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

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Climate change is an important driver of urban inequality. These five ideas show climate action can help cities become more equitable.

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On Dec 16, 2020
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5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

5 Big Ideas to Address the Climate Crisis and Inequality in Cities

Climate change is an important driver of urban inequality. These five ideas show climate action can help cities become more equitable.

More trees are the answer to cool down our cities

More trees are the answer to cool down our cities

Leaving trees in the ground and planting new ones could help future proof new development sites against extreme heat

How trees can save us

How trees can save us

They are the most effective, efficient, and immediate form of urban climate action—provided they’re planted where people need them most

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

What Europe's cities are doing to handle heatwaves

As London swelters, we look at how urban areas can adapt to deal with higher temperatures.

Heatwave Guide for Cities

Heatwave Guide for Cities

The report also compares direct impacts of heatwaves, including dehydration and road melting, to indirect impacts, including surges in electricity demand and emergency room admissions. City ...

7 Most Common Ways Cities Are Fighting Climate Change

7 Most Common Ways Cities Are Fighting Climate Change

From flood defenses to green infrastructure, cities are ramping up their efforts.

New York’s hottest neighborhoods are taking on climate change’s deadliest threat

New York’s hottest neighborhoods are taking on climate change’s deadliest threat

Extreme heat kills more than a hundred New Yorkers yearly. Here's how the city's tackling the problem in a warming

‘Killer Heat’ Days to Surge Without Climate Action: Report (1)

‘Killer Heat’ Days to Surge Without Climate Action: Report (1)

Blistering hot days in the U.S. could increase significantly as the Earth warms, threatening infrastructure, businesses, and public health—but the choices that governments make now could ...

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts

The climate is changing. Here's what climate risk means for socioeconomic systems across the world in the next three decades.

N.J. cities are hotter than ever. Racism is as much to blame as climate change.

N.J. cities are hotter than ever. Racism is as much to blame as climate change.

Climate change and poor urban planning have left the elderly poor in N.J. cities threatened by rising temperatures.

Heat Check

Heat Check

Extreme heat kills more than a hundred New Yorkers yearly. Here’s how the city’s tackling the problem in a warming world.

U.K. Climate Projections: Summer Daytime and Nighttime Urban Heat Island Changes in England’s Major Cities

U.K. Climate Projections: Summer Daytime and Nighttime Urban Heat Island Changes in England’s Major Cities

The thermal properties and large surface areas of urban structures lead to a high thermal inertia (Erell and Williamson 2007; Bohnenstengel et al. The stored heat leads to an upward ...

Fighting extreme heat in cities with urban design

Fighting extreme heat in cities with urban design

To adapt to climate change, we need to build cities like we did in the past – moving toward a climate-responsive urban design, centered on people.

Developing a Methodology for Measuring Changes in Albedo to Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect

Developing a Methodology for Measuring Changes in Albedo to Reduce Urban Heat Island Effect

The CCPR Plan is developing strategies to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect, mainly by replacing impervious surfaces with vegetated surfaces, restoring and expanding urban forest canopy, ...

How New York City is Preparing For Climate Change

How New York City is Preparing For Climate Change

The New York City Panel on Climate Change reports that extreme weather is becoming more frequent, longer lasting and more intense. How is the city dealing with the impacts of climate change?