Healthy Urban Environments is a collaborative initiative which combines the power of Arizona State University’s entrepreneurship, research and innovation infrastructure with partnership, support and collaboration from Maricopa County and its communities.
Read all about it: HUE Final Report
The Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Team is proud to share the initiatives final report, which highlights the thirty-three (33) solutions-oriented, community-engaged projects that were supported using innovative approaches and partnerships to address issues of heat and air quality across Maricopa County.
RJ Dog Park in Phoenix just got a little cooler. It is now home to Arizona’s first “Passive Daytime Radiative Cooling Ramada,” a unique solar-reflective ramada built by Arizona State University researchers to better understand the role “cool" surfaces can play in improving the comfort of people — and their four-legged friends — in public...
City of Tempe, ASU partner on 'Jenny’s Trailer' to provide space for homeless individuals to cool off during summer
Check out one of HUE's latest collaborations with the City of Tempe! Jenny’s Trailer is a new, solar-paneled mobile cooling center built in partnership with Tempe’s Homeless Outreach Prevention Effort (HOPE) that serves as a place of shelter during extreme heat. The HOPE team travels around city parks and other locations weekly to provide the...
HeatReady Schools, a HUE-funded pilot project led by Jenni Vanos, discusses their collaboration with Phoenix schools, including Paideia Academies, that aims to mitigate heat risk by helping schools create a safer environment for their students. As part of this effort, a HeatReady Scorecard was created, which includes a set of 30 recommendations for what makes...