After a record-setting spring and summer, with temperatures soaring, community leaders may be looking for constructive initiatives they can undertake to help residents cope with and adapt to extreme heat. Georgetown University recently released a guide targeted specifically for local governments titled "Adapting to Urban Heat". This guide includes a number of low-cost policy options available, provides criteria to help communities decide which options to pursue, and documents results with case studies from around the country.
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Luke Forrest is Project Coordinator for the Center for 21st Century Communities. Contact him via email or Twitter.