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Sustainability Events

Urban Heat Island Teacher Workshop

Linking Science, Society, and Technology

Thanks for your interest, this workshop is full.

Living in the desert has always been a challenge for organisms, including people. There is too little water and, in most cases, too much heat. As Phoenix has grown, the natural environment has been transformed from native desert vegetation into structures built by people, from buildings, to parking lots, to roadways.

How has this impacted our urban temperatures, and urban biodiversity? How has this impacted the people living here? How can we mitigate these effects through engineering and become a more sustainable city?

Explore these questions in a multidisciplinary workshop hosted by ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability, the School of Evolution and Social Change, and the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy

July 6-8, 2011 8:30-4:30
September 24, 2011 8:30-4:30