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
When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in October of 2012, more than 186 people were killed, over 600,000 homes were damaged, and infrastructure was devastated across New York State. During the “Snowvember” storm in November 2014, 70+ inches of snow fell in Western New York, causing 14 fatalities, and numerous roofs to collapse. These two events … Continue reading From Sandy to Snowvember Symposium
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/.
We just had a new journal article published! It's called "A Bicycle-Based Field Measurement System for the Study of Thermal Exposure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA." The paper has all of the details on the design, testing, and use of the "weather bicycle" pictured below:The paper is open access, and available in either HTML or PDF … Continue reading New paper published!
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.
We recently completed a short video abstract about our research for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA. The project will inform ongoing work to respond to climate change in New York State. https://youtu.be/xeoUZPslAlU