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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.

Read all about it: HUE projects media coverage

HUE’s sponsored projects have been making significant contributions in our communities. Here is a selection of local and national media coverage HUE projects have received.

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Transforming Phoenix into an 'urban forest' to combat extreme heat

Transforming Phoenix into an 'urban forest' to combat extreme heat

A State Press article detailed how the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative partners are working with Phoenix city officials to reduce temperatures across the Valley after a record-breaking summer. Reducing temperatures for low-income communities and other efforts to make Phoenix a "HeatReady" city were among the topics discussed at the latest Urban Heat Island/Tree and Shade subcommittee...

Cool pavement pilot study

Cool pavement pilot study

A joint study between Arizona State University researchers — led by Ariane Middel and Jenni Vanos — and the City of Phoenix, and sponsored by the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative, will quantify and evaluate the effectiveness of the CoolSeal product in mitigating urban heat considering various heat metrics (air temperature, surface temperature and radiant temperature). This one-year project will also assess the product performance and life cycle.

AZ Heat Preparedness and Resilience Workgroup

AZ Heat Preparedness and Resilience Workgroup

This Workgroup was created in the summer of 2020 to share heat forecasts and warnings with communities; highlight approaches to heat relief, communications strategies and resources; identify opportunities and gaps in heat-related research; and connect cities and counties to regional and state resources and information. Read more on the Workgroup's webpage. Partners: Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Knowledge...