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Urban Heat Risk Explorer App

This web app can help cities better understand heat risks and communicate with citizens during extreme heat events.

This web app was designed to help cities prepare for, respond to, and recover from extreme heat events and can be viewed on desktops, tablets, or mobile phones. Six cities—Chicago, Chattanooga, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, and Tucson—are included in the app's prototype version.

There are 6 "heat risk factors" to explore:

  • Day-time urban heat islands
  • Night-time urban heat islands
  • Impervious cover
  • Tree canopy
  • Cooling stations
  • Live current and forecasted temperature

The risk area is displayed on an interactive map that includes neighborhood-specific information.

The Trust for Public Land developed the Urban Heat Risk Explorer App as a prototype template for the 2014 Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge.

Last modified
24 October 2019 - 1:06pm