Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

London plane trees, like these in Cadman Park in Brooklyn, New York, are one of the most popular species for shading urban streets. Molybdena, CC BY-SA  In May of this year, a hot spell broiled Boston. In June, extreme temperatures grounded Phoenix’s planes. Last week, Seattle suffered under record temperatures. When a heat wave is … Continue reading Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

A Weather Station With Wheels

Aarian Marshall (@AarianMarshall) just wrote a great story about the weather bicycle at CityLab (http://www.citylab.com). In her article, she talks about how bicycles are beginning to be used by scientists as mobile urban research platforms. Check out the article on CityLab's website for more information: http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/02/a-weather-station-with-wheels/433986/.  

GreenCityBlueLake Article

Research by the Resilient Buildings Lab was recently featured on the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's blog, GreenCityBlueLake. Many thanks to Marc Lefkowitz for writing such a nice article! We appreciate the opportunity to share some of the ongoing work in Cuyahoga County related to the Resilient Cleveland initiative.