2018 Champion City

Phoenix, AZ : 2018 Champion City

Holistic Management of Urban Heat

  • 1,615,017

  • Greg Stanton

  • Directly Elected Mayor

    Type of Government
  • 4 years

    Length of Term

The Problem

Increasing urban heat threatens the health and well-being of vulnerable residents in Phoenix – the hottest major city in the U.S – as well as its long-term economic viability, yet the city lacks a cohesive strategy to address this major risk.

The Idea

The City of Phoenix will create a first-of-its-kind HeatReady program (like programs developed for storms) to enable local governments to holistically manage how they identify, prepare for, mitigate, track, and respond to the dangers of urban heat.

What Mayor Greg Stanton is saying:

As cities across the country grapple with the challenges of a changing climate, too many are responding with crisis-driven policies. No city is better positioned to take the lead and prepare for climbing temperatures than Phoenix.

Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix, AZ