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Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments is a collaborative initiative which combines the power of Arizona State University’s entrepreneurship, research and innovation infrastructure with partnership, support and collaboration from Maricopa County and its communities.

Healthy Urban Environments

ASU seeks to establish Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) as a solutions-focused research, policy and technology incubator. As such, HUE rapidly develops, tests, and deploys heat-mitigation and air-quality improvement strategies and technologies. In collaboration with practitioners and community members we will create a healthy city and population across Maricopa County.

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With the help of ASU, city of Phoenix developing solutions to cool down

With the help of ASU, city of Phoenix developing solutions to cool down

Sustainability scientist David Hondula was interviewed by the Washington Post. The article details the intersection between heat and health, and explains why low-income communities are hit particularly hard by extreme heat.

HUE grantees talk heat on Vitalyst Spark podcast

HUE grantees talk heat on Vitalyst Spark podcast

As temperatures rise this summer in Arizona, three heat experts — including two Healthy Urban Environments grantees — talked heat in the latest Vitalyst Health Foundation podcast, Vitalyst Spark. Catch grantees David Hondula, an assistant professor at the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and Vjollca Berisha, a senior epidemiologist with Maricopa County Department...

Arizona Heat Awareness Week

Arizona Heat Awareness Week

It is the end of May and we are already feeling the impacts of the Arizona heat. Every year the triple-digit temperatures last through September and kill many residents and visitors. In 2019, a preliminary count identified 443 people who died from heat-caused and heat-related deaths in Arizona. This year — with more people staying...