Thu, Jun 23, 2022
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.
Fri, Jun 17, 2022
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.
Wed, Oct 20, 2021
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
Wed, Sep 22, 2021
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.
Thu, Sep 9, 2021
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.
Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Extreme Heat: The Economic and Social Consequences for the United States quantifies the impacts of heat under current and future conditions.
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.
Mon, Dec 21, 2020
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
Fri, Dec 18, 2020
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.