March 14, 2022
Learn more about the City's Heat Watch Campaign!
The City of Richmond's Department of Infrastructure and Development has released an interactive story map providing data and details from the City’s Heat Watch Campaign which occurred in August 2021.
A Heat Watch Campaign is a mapping campaign created by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and Climate Adaptation Planning and Analytics (CAPA) Strategies. They are citizen-science endeavors to gather large amounts of temperature data to create maps that show what parts of the city are hotter than others. Richmond’s Heat Watch Campaign was organized as part of the City’s broader “Beat the Heat” program. The information gathered will be used to inform a Heat Management Strategy to help alleviate the public health burden of extreme heat.
You can view the story map here. It explains the process and rationale of the campaign itself, and allows you to explore the resultant temperature map and how it relates to other aspects of the city's built environment. If you have any questions about the story map, please contact Richmond’s Heat Relief Coordinator, Lucy Mellen, at 765-983-7333 or
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