On June 11, join us for a morning discussion with Jainey Bavishi, Daphne Lundi, Amy Macdonald and Lydia Gaby on keeping New Yorkers safe from extreme heat during a pandemic.
 
Heat is generally difficult to predict and harder to communicate, but it threatens the lives of New Yorkers every year. Last summer, our Forefront Fellows partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Resiliency to explore public health risks posed by extreme heat. Our digital report, Turning the Heat: Resiliency in New York City’s Heat-Vulnerable Neighborhoods, compiles creative design, policy, and finance recommendations to address heat risk across the five boroughs.

During the pandemic, the New Yorkers at greatest risk from coronavirus are also most vulnerable to extreme heat. City officials are deploying new programs this summer, including physically distanced cooling centers and free air conditioners for seniors. How can we pilot interventions now that might keep New Yorkers cool in the future? 
 
Join Daphne LundiAmy Macdonald and Lydia Gaby for an overview of our recommendations, followed by a conversation with Jainey Bavishi and Daniel McPhee on the City’s latest efforts to prepare for heat waves this summer. 

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About Forefront ↓

Forefront is an annual initiative cultivating emerging leaders in urban design, development and policy. Last year’s theme, Turning the Heat, explored how urban practitioners can advance climate justice principles across New York City.

This program is made possible through the support of Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and our Director’s Circle. To learn more, please contact Daniel McPhee, Executive Director, 646-928-0553 or daniel@urbandesignforum.org.