Indoor air temperatures in apartments in the Harlem section of Manhattan were up to 7 degrees hotter this summer than outdoor temperatures, creating hidden dangers for residents, according to field data gathered by AdaptNY’s Harlem Heat Project reporting initiative. In New York City this July and August, the average outdoor temperature in the area was […]
To brainstorm solutions to New York's urban heat challenge, the Harlem Heat Project sponsored a unique gathering Oct. 15, 2016, of non-profit professionals, community organizers, public health researchers, weather experts, and urban planners, along with Harlem residents whose homes had been outfitted with heat index sensors.
To conclude its three months of research, outreach and storytelling this past summer, the four organizations that pioneered the Harlem Heat Project held a community workshop Oct. 15. Participants in the project, as well as invited experts from the fields of public health, architecture, emergency management and climate change, brainstormed ways to alleviate the risks […]
AdaptNY has added an important new partner - WNYC Radio - to the roster for its Harlem Heat project, launched in May. Here's more about the latest development, and new details about the project itself.
If you have an interest in how communities like Harlem can best prepare for extreme heat, especially for more vulnerable populations, there was a good listen last week with a White House webinar on the topic. The 90-minute program ran May 26 as part of its national Beat the Heat Campaign.