Sunday Video: How America’s Hottest City Is Trying to Cool Down

Vox looks at Phoenix, a very hot city, to see the challenges it faces in cooling it down from extreme heat. The city wants to green up the city with trees, but doing so poses real issues in being accomplished equitably. It’s also not the only kind of key improvement the city needs to make to attain better environmental equity.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.