Data for Good: Dallas Urban Heat Island Study

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Data for Good: Dallas Urban Heat Island Study

The Texas Trees Foundation's Urban Heat Island Study was conducted by Dr. Brian Stone, Professor, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, and sponsored by Alliance Data and Wells Fargo. The report determined, “Cities do not cause heat waves – they amplify them." The ramifications of urban heat adversely affect public health, longevity of infrastructure, public opinion, and our economy. With rising temperatures come higher costs for energy and a threat to our energy supply.

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VIDEO | See How Texas Trees Foundation and Alliance Data Are Working to Reverse Dallas’ Rising Temps
Dallas is the second-fastest warming city in the United States, according to Texas Trees Foundation's Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, which was sponsored by Alliance Data, determined, "Cities do not cause heat waves - they amplify them." The ramifications of urban heat adversely affect public health, longevity of infrastructure, public opinion...
Jan 11, 2018 8:35 AM ET
It's Not Your Imagination, Dallas Is Getting Hotter — And Here's Why
Dallas is hot. But the favorable economy brings with it a hotter issue: urban heat. In fact, among cities with a population greater than 1 million, excluding Phoenix, Dallas is heating up faster than every other city in the country. Traditionally, economic growth and environmental sustainability have been at odds. In Texas, we tend to adopt a "growth first" attitude, and then worry...
Jan 9, 2018 9:25 AM ET
In Dallas as in Phoenix, People Look to Trees for Relief from Urban Heat Islands
Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an...
Jan 5, 2018 2:15 PM ET
Texas Trees Foundation Announces New Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect Report and Findings, Sponsored by Alliance Data and Wells Fargo
Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations
Aug 18, 2017 10:45 AM ET