Join our partners at the Southern California Association of Governments for a session and live demonstration of The California Healthy Places Index: Extreme Heat Edition, a new tool developed by the Public Health Alliance of Southern California in partnership with the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation. As extreme heat grips the world again this summer, people across the globe are seeing record-breaking temperatures and unprecedented heat waves. California is projected to experience higher average temperatures and an increase in life-threatening heat waves due to climate change. The California Healthy Places Index: Extreme Heat Edition provides datasets on projected heat exposure for California, place-based indicators measuring community conditions and sensitive populations, as well as a list of state resources and funding opportunities that can be used to address extreme heat. Join this session and use the tool to understand the underlying heat vulnerability and resilience characteristics of a community, to identify resources to mitigate adverse effects of extreme heat, and to prioritize the delivery of resources and programs. Explore to tool at https://heat.healthyplacesindex.org/.
Toolbox Tuesdays provide training on a range of practical skills and knowledge for local planning practitioners including training in the use of technology and education for practical approaches to timely issues. All classes and webinars are COMPLIMENTARY for staff of SCAG-member local governments and other SCAG partners in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. Private sector planners, non-profit staff, academics and students are welcome to attend.