“Turning the Heat: Resiliency in New York City’s Heat-Vulnerable Neighborhoods” is a compilation of recommendations for addressing the threat of extreme heat through the built environment.
The report highlights strategies to expand existing programs, adopt proven best practices, and pilot creative solutions. Recommendations range from introducing cool walls and green facades, to transforming pedestrian transit corridors around NYCHA campuses into cool corridors, to mandating maximum indoor temperatures. Creative proposals include establishing informal cooling centers in existing spaces, deploying cool-down pop-ups to heat-vulnerable neighborhoods, and naming heat waves to enhance awareness.
We worked with Urban Design Forum to design the report, as well as this series of posters.