Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate
Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate

Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate


72 Pages, 8.5 x 11

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Publication Date: September 2019

ISBN 9780874204391


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This publication explores how extreme heat is emerging as a growing risk factor and planning consideration across the United States, and how the real estate industry is responding with design approaches, technologies and new policies to mitigate the impacts and help protect human health. Real estate development and land use policy case studies explore how U.S. real estate developers, designers, and policymakers are implementing solutions to make spaces more adaptable to environmental conditions and comfortable for occupants.

Author Biography

Katharine Burgess is Vice President of the Urban Land Institute's Urban Resilience Program. An urban planner with 12 years' experience, Katharine has practiced urban planning in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, with global project work across the United States, Europe, and Asia. She received a BA from Williams College and an MSc in Regional and Urban Planning from the London School of Economics. Elizabeth Foster is a Senior Associate for the Urban Resilience program.