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Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

Healthy Urban Environments

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 projects media coverage

HUE’s sponsored projects have been making significant contributions in our communities. Here is a selection of local and national media coverage HUE projects have received.

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South Phoenix streets get reflective coating to reduce excessive heat

South Phoenix streets get reflective coating to reduce excessive heat

The second phase of Phoenix’s Cool Pavement Program in south Phoenix has kicked off. The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is part of this effort, with $2.8 million allocated for its creation. The city also plans to continue to budget for its Tree and Shade Master Plan, which will bring 30 “cool corridors” to underserved communities...

City of Phoenix adopted the 2021 Climate Action Plan

City of Phoenix adopted the 2021 Climate Action Plan

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City Council have adopted a Climate Action Plan roadmap to cut emissions and build a more resilient city by approving the City’s comprehensive action plan to reach its net-zero goal a decade or earlier. HUE celebrates this milestone and is excited to continue collaborating with the City of Phoenix...

Phoenix names a heat officer, with a goal of easing the risk of rising temperatures

Phoenix names a heat officer, with a goal of easing the risk of rising temperatures

[caption id="attachment_32427" align="alignnone" width="660"] Phoenix Mayor, Kate Gallego, introduced new heat mitigation officer, David Hondula, outside City Hall. Photo from azcentral.com, taken by Brandon Loomis[/caption] "Phoenix has appointed one of the leading experts on urban heat to run a program the city hopes will save lives and reduce urban temperatures even as climate change warms the...