HPRG: Heat stress in Hotlanta

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Karen Leone de Nie
Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
Contact Karen Leone de Nie
404-385-5125

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Summary Sentence: Heat Stress in Hotlanta

Full Summary: Each month, the Healthy Places Research Group brings together researchers, students, practitioners, community advocates and others from an array of disciplines to learn more about Healthy Places

Each month, the Healthy Places Research Group brings together researchers, students, practitioners, community advocates and others from an array of disciplines to learn more about how the places where we live, work, go to school, and recreate can influence our health.

In March Brian Stone, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech's City and Regional Planning Program, will talk about "Heat Stress in Hotlanta: How Large Cities are Amplifying Global Warming."

Are large metropolitan regions of the United States warming at the same rate as the planet as a whole? This talk will explore the methods employed to measure warming trends inside and outside of urbanized areas and document the rate of warming within 50 of the most populous U.S. metros between 1950 and 2000. The distinction between the localized and global mechanisms of warming will be considered as part of a more general discussion of climate change adaptation in cities.

The Healthy Places Research Group is a collaborative effort involving Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, Georgia Tech's College of Architecture, and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development. It also involves professionals from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), researchers, students, and others interested in exploring the co-relationship between the built environment and the health of communities.

Participation is open to anyone interested in exploring the characteristics and advancement of healthy places.

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Architecture, city planning, health, hprgevent, public policy
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  • Created On: Jan 2, 2008 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:51pm