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Urban Sustainability Across The US-Mexico Border: A Comparison of Urban Climate, Built Environments and Water Management in Phoenix and Hermosillo

This project quantifies urban infrastructure characteristics of Phoenix and Hermosillo through comparative analysis that sheds light on the urban heat island effect and its impact on public health and mortality related to heat illness. This project classifies urban form, function and pace of urbanization through remote sensing data analyses and the use of city geographical information system layers. This analysis is complemented with data layers obtained from city, state and federal agencies describing demographic conditions, socioeconomics, climate, health statistics, urban planning and zoning, and documentation of green infrastructure projects related to storm water management and water treatment.

ASU Program Owner(s)
Enrique R. Vivoni
Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
vivoni@asu.edu
Bio: https://webapp4.asu.edu/directory/person/1346273

Mexican Program Partner(s)
Agustin Robles Morua
Departamento de Ciencias del Agua y del Medio Ambiente
Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora
http://www.itson.mx/Paginas/index.aspx

Rolando Enrique Díaz Caravantes
Centro de Estudios en Salud y Sociedad
El Colegio de Sonora, Hermosillo Sonora
http://www.colson.edu.mx/Default.aspx