Melissa Guardaro

Melissa Guardaro, Assistant Research Professor,

The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at ASU

Cancelled Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2:30-3:45 pm, ZOOM ONLY

Melissa Guardaro writes, “While summers have become increasingly hot over the last fifty years, not all populations experience extreme heat the same. What are those neighborhood differences and why? What is the public health impact of extreme heat and more intense heat waves? What can we do to reduce the effects of extreme heat?” Join Professor Guardaro as she Zooms in from Phoenix for a discussion about climate equity and potential solutions. (Note extra time for questions and comment.)

Melissa Guardaro is an Assistant Research Professor in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global institute of Sustainability and Innovation at Arizona State University and works for the Healthy Urban Environments Initiative (HUE) and Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER). Her research focuses on adaptation, equity, vulnerability, urban policy, and governance for the mitigation and adaptation to extreme heat and urban heat island effects. She is currently co-leading the Arizona Heat Resilience Workgroup which coordinates regional heat mitigation and adaptation efforts. She is working to create neighborhood heat solutions that improve thermal comfort and public health outcomes with the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Mesa through the development of resilience hubs and hyper-local climate plans. She completed a PhD in Sustainability from Arizona State University, a master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard, and an MBA from Columbia University.

This talk is supported by the Sustainability Committee

Information gathered by Neil Kochenour, Academy Village Resident

May 18: “Summer Heat Is Not All the Same”