Cool District Hot City (Part 8)
The urban heat island effect refers to the higher temperatures that can be found in city centers, which make them hotter than their surrounding suburban and rural areas. Jeffrey Raven of Architecture + Urban Design LLC walks us through these health stressors in our environment.
The 2019 Summit, Fight for Light, explored the economic, environmental, social, and public health impacts of light and air in urban neighborhoods. This year’s Summit is a component of a larger citywide initiative in partnership with New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) that seeks stronger protections for the natural resources that are essential to an equitable city and the health and happiness of city dwellers.
MAS and NY4P jointly published the report, Bright Ideas: New York City’s Fight for Light, in October 2019. The campaign seeks stronger protections for the natural resources that are essential to an equitable city and the health and happiness of city dwellers.
Read the report here: https://www.mas.org/initiatives/fight-for-light/
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