Antioch University New England is hosting the 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference on April 30, May 1 and May 2nd 2018 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.
Conducting Vulnerability Assessments: Heat
Planning and Process Track
Participants in this session gained a comprehensive practical understanding of how to conduct a vulnerability assessment of their community with regards to the effects of heat, particularly heat-island effects, projected increase in 90+ days, and mitigating the effects on the population.
This session covered:
Approaches for identifying populations and neighborhoods most vulnerable to extreme heat events;
Prioritizing vital community infrastructure most vulnerable to extreme heat;
How best to use multiple stakeholders to develop increased resilience to projected heat island impacts.
Participants left the session with tools to communicate effectively and devise region-wide adaptation strategies with other municipal governments nearby, as well as regionally active community groups, NGOs and Federal agencies.
Moderator: Lauren Thie – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)
Nathalie Beauvais, APA, International Association AIA, LEED AP – Kleinfelder
Amy Morsch, Director of Sustainability and Engagement – Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)