Extreme Heat in Cities: The Silent Killer
September 23, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM ET | Register here
Join Penn Institute for Urban Research for a Climate Week at Penn event on the topic of extreme heat, the deadliest climate-related hazard. This session will address the effects of heat in cities, and how it particularly affects the most vulnerable. It will also highlight success stories of how effectively tackling extreme heat can save thousands of lives, while creating new economic opportunities at the urban level.
This event will feature presentations by Mauricio Rodas, Former Mayor, Quito, Ecuador, and Visiting Fellow, Penn IUR, Perry World House, and Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer, Chief Resilience Officer, and Former Deputy Mayor, City of Athens.