ASU leads $25M project to develop Southwest urban integrated field laboratory
Arizona communities are among those increasingly facing the challenge of coping with the consequences of extreme heat, which is being intensified by climate change and urban growth. Now a new ASU-led partnership will work to make advances in urban climate research with the goal of developing solutions to the problem for areas of the state most vulnerable to rising heat. The effort will be led by the Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory, whose deputy director is Fulton Schools Associate Professor Jean Andino. With a research team of experts in a diverse range of fields, Andino says the project can produce solutions enabling communities to be more environmentally resilient.