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How to Create Heat-Ready Communities

Born on the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ginger Torres is the vice chair on the Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission and chair of the Urban Heat Island Committee for the City of Phoenix. Torres specializes in climate resilience, environmental sustainability, and tribal relations.

Mark Stapp is a well-known Phoenix-area real estate expert, advisor, and developer, with experience in sustainable development. He teaches future real estate leaders at W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Dr. David Hondula, Director of the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation for the City of Phoenix and Associate Professor for the ASU School of Urban Planning, also joins the panel with his extensive background in Arizona heat preparedness and mitigation.

In this talk, Torres, Stapp, and Hondula discuss how policymakers and developers can use heat-mitigation policies to mitigate the urban heat island effect and protect underserved communities.

Moderated by Danielle Prasad, a third-year Sustainability student at ASU and student events coordinator for the Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AZ Time