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Misty Monroe of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare distributes popsicles to vulnerable members of the community as a heat wave continues in Portland, Oregon, U.S.

Thu, Jun 23, 2022

How does a health-based heat wave categorizing and naming system work?

Arsht-Rock's health impact-based categorizing and naming system highlights the dangerous effects of heat on human health by anchoring public awareness campaigns to a tiered category system. The categories indicate how dangerous the heat is on any given day, helping governments and other stakeholders take informed actions to reduce heat-related deaths and illnesses.

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Why name and categorize heat waves?A girl cools off from the extreme heat from an opened fire hydrant in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Fri, Jun 17, 2022

Cities worldwide categorize and name heat waves as temperatures soar—yours should too.

Arsht-Rock is working with international partners to pilot an innovative way to categorize and name heat waves. Unlike systems for other disasters, it is based on the expected negative heat outcomes of the weather forecast specific to the cities involved, not just weather conditions alone.

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Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week, in collaboration with Arsht-Rock, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents.

Blog by Kathy Baughman McLeod

English Extreme heat

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Mobile vegetable gardens in Chennai India: Building resilience to extreme heat and food insecurity

The Urban Horticulture Initiative aims to build local resilience by applying nature-based solutions to counter the adverse effects of extreme heat and related needs, such as food insecurity. 

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Food insecurity Individual and community resilience

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Extreme heat: Pressure cooking our food system

This article explores the consequences of extreme heat on food systems. It provides examples of tools in the "toolbox of resilience solutions" we can implement to immediately safeguard farmers and the production of high-quality and ample food.

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English Food insecurity

Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States

Extreme Heat: The Economic and Social Consequences for the United States quantifies the impacts of heat under current and future conditions.

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Extreme heat

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Global cities take on increasing threat of extreme heat by appointing first-ever “Chief Heat Officers,” starting with Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County, Freetown, and Athens sign on as founding members of Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action – an Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance Initiative.

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English Extreme heat

Tue, Dec 22, 2020

City Resilience Snapshot: Mexico City

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Individual and community resilience

Mon, Dec 21, 2020

Report: Articulating a Program for Resilience

Along with the Urban Institute, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center commissioned "Articulating a Program for Resilience: The Landscape of Evidence, Actions, and Geographies." The report seeks to reach a wide audience, addressing climate adaptation, disaster mitigation, and vulnerability to––and displacement from––shocks all around the world.

Publication by Test, Test

English Individual and community resilience

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Mobile Garden Kits: Addressing Food Insecurity Amid a Pandemic

Within two months of initiating a COVID-19 emergency response program, nearly 4,500 people received critical food rations along with seedlings for mobile garden kits that would yield fresh vegetables and greens in as little as three weeks.

Blog by Rebecca Scheurer, Nidhi Upadhyaya, Owen Gow

English Extreme heat