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Brookline Neighborhoods Vulnerable to Heat Identified

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Brookline Neighborhoods Vulnerable to Heat Identified


Auroop Ganguly’s student team at Northeastern University, led by Dr. Hanieh Hassanzadeh, has analyzed the importance of both social and physical factors in the occurrence of heatwave events in the town. Vulnerability and exposure parameters for each block include a combination of age, poverty, literacy level and the number of one-person households. Preliminary analysis shows […]

Brookline Regroups, Welcomes Maria Morelli

With the departure of former city lead, Laura Curtis Hayes, the Brookline team is working with Maria Morelli (Planner, Brookline). The Brookline project will map the impacts of extreme temperature projections on public health, including elderly and economically-disadvantaged. The team has compiled responsibilities of stakeholders, identify key questions and determined key deliverables with a proposed […]