Extreme heat is worse in redlined neighborhoods

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As you move through a city, you probably notice summer heat can be a lot worse depending on which neighborhood you’re in. This isn’t a coincidence.

This video started as an article from Rachel Ramirez – you can read that here.


Jeremy S. Hoffman, Vivek Shandas, and Nicholas Pendleton | The Effects of Historical Housing Policies on Resident Exposure to Intra-Urban Heat: A Study of 108 US Urban Areas

Interactive maps of neighborhood heat and redlining

Robert K. Nelson, LaDale Winling, Richard Marciano, Nathan Connolly, et al. | “Mapping Inequality

City Observatory | How a freeway destroyed a neighborhood, and may again

Climate Central | Summer in the City: Hot and getting hotter [PDF]

The Oregonian | State agency designing Rose Quarter project pledges to ‘keep our promises’ to right historic wrongs to Black Portland


This story was originally published by Grist with the headline Extreme heat is worse in redlined neighborhoods on Aug 4, 2020.