Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Improving Heat Health Resilience through Urban Infrastructure Planning and Design

This webinar will explore ways in which public health and environmental agencies can collaborate to reduce the heat island effect, increase resilience to extreme heat events, and help each other further their respective missions. The webinar will focus on:

  • U.S. EPA’s Heat Island Reduction Program, as well as heat island reduction strategies and their benefits
  • Health Canada’s program on Climate Change and Health, its experience collaborating with communities to reduce heat islands, and available tools and resources
  • Quebec’s experience bringing city planners, urban foresters, non-profit organizations, and public health officials together to advance heat island mitigation measures