Our Prototyping Journey
How we are testing our idea
Phoenix is testing how residents respond to emergency messaging tools and use cooling amenities (e.g. bus stop shelters). The city has tested scale models of bus stop shade shelters and other cooling amenities with transit users.
One thing we're discovering through testing
The team is engaging with neighborhoods who are at-risk during hot days. In these communities, residents often complain about the effects of hot weather, but typically don’t see anything done about it. They don’t see themselves as part of the solution. Through testing with exploratory storyboards, the team found that residents enjoy brainstorming creative solutions. The exercise built excitement and awareness around what could change.
How can cities like Phoenix coact with vulnerable communities to address urban heat? City staff joined @nature_arizona for a Heat Action Planning workshop to refine the process. #MayorsChallenge @BloombergDotOrg @BloombergCities12:21 PM - 11 Jun 2018 MyVolunteerPHX