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Conducting Vulnerability Assessments: Heat

Conducting Vulnerability Assessments: Heat

Planning and Process Track

Participants in this session gained a comprehensive practical understanding of how to conduct a vulnerability assessment of their community with regards to the effects of heat, particularly heat-island effects, projected increase in 90+ days, and mitigating the effects on the population.

This session covered:
Approaches for identifying populations and neighborhoods most vulnerable to extreme heat events;
Prioritizing vital community infrastructure most vulnerable to extreme heat;
How best to use multiple stakeholders to develop increased resilience to projected heat island impacts.

Participants left the session with tools to communicate effectively and devise region-wide adaptation strategies with other municipal governments nearby, as well as regionally active community groups, NGOs and Federal agencies.

Moderator: Lauren Thie – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)

Nathalie Beauvais, APA, International Association AIA, LEED AP – Kleinfelder
Amy Morsch, Director of Sustainability and Engagement – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)




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