Climate resilience in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx: Collaborative, community-led policy research about heat vulnerability in New York City

Lead PI: Dr. Robbie M Parks , Dr. Jacqueline M. Klopp , Joyce E. Klein-Rosenthal , Thaddeus Pawlowski
January 2020 - December 2021
North America ; New York, NY ; Bronx, NY
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The Earth Institute and Center for Sustainable Urban Development is studying the public health impacts of heat and community-led planning, policy and green infrastructure solutions to address the issue in partnership with environmental justice groups including WE ACT in Northern Manhattan and THE POINT CDC in the South Bronx. The goal of the project is to research current cooling programs and heat vulnerability mapping in New York City, share recommendations with City authorities for how such efforts could be refined and improved to be more equitable.


Earth Institute Earth Frontiers


Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD); Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes


climate resilience environmental justice heat green infrastructure