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URBAN HEAT ISLAND: BEAT THE HEAT HUNTING PARK - A COMMUNITY RELIEF PLAN
HYBRID | Center for Arch + Design / Zoom
Tuesday 20 Sep 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
20 Sep 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us on Tuesday September 20th at 5:30PM at the Center for Architecture for a hybrid event focusing on the link between Urban Heat Island mitigation in Hunting Park. This is the final installment session of the 3-part series in our COTE x UDC Collaboration and we will hear from two speakers who are experts on developing a community relief plan for Hunting Park.
Korin Tangtrakul is the Program Manager for Place-Based Initiatives in the City of Philadelphia's Office of Sustainability. She works closely with communities disproportionately impacted by climate change to develop a strategy for climate resilience. Prior to this position, she was the Sustainability Manager for the Sustainable Water Resource Engineering Lab at Drexel University, where she developed partnerships to further community-engaged research and sought research opportunities at the nexus of climate change and green infrastructure. She received a BA in Environmental Studies and Geography & Urban Studies from Temple University and an MS in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute.
Cheyenne Flores is the Residential Climate Mitigation Specialist for the City of Philadelphia, Office of Sustainability. Flores leads community-based, data-driven heat resilience, and residential energy equity initiatives, including Beat the Heat Hunting Park. They will be focusing on comfortable temperatures can impact neighborhood connectivity and engagement. and strategies to beat the heat. They will also touch upon how redlining still impacts neighborhood health even today.