Turning the Heat: Six Creative Strategies

Our latest report, Turning the Heat: Resiliency in New York City’s Heat-Vulnerable Neighborhoods, compiles recommendations for addressing the threat of extreme heat through the built environment. To accompany the report, we are pleased to release a series of six posters illustrating some of the most creative strategies our Fellows have proposed.

From installing temporary shading on public housing to naming heat waves, these proposals explore the role buildings can play in advancing heat resiliency and aim to prioritize low-income communities and communities of color that are disproportionately at risk from the threat of extreme heat.

Posters designed by Partner & Partners.

Transform City Streets into Cool Corridors

Design Cool-Down Pop-Ups

Flexible Shading for Public Housing

Name the Heat Waves

Gather in the Shade

Cool Walls, Green Facades