On November 12, 2019, ULI Boston/New England will release Living with Heat, which details the threat residents of Greater Boston face from extreme heat and offer creative solutions to cool their neighborhoods. ULI will hold a symposium and press conference starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street, Boston.
Over the summer, ULI Boston/New England Climate Resiliency Committee convened a charrette of more than 70 members with expertise in development, urban planning, landscape architecture, and sustainability to study the heat island effects in Roxbury, East Boston, Everett and Chelsea, and Somerville. The experts examined the issues, consulted with community stakeholders, and developed integrated solutions aimed at keeping people cool and healthy.
Five years ago, ULI Boston/New England released Living with Water, which illustrated creative solutions to rising seas and storm surges. Living with Heat also adopts creative thinking to make dangerously hot neighborhoods safer.
Learn more about Living with Heat and how to register for the release symposium here.