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Join us for a colloquium with Dr. Jennfier Vanos from ASU's School of Sustainability for her talk "Promoting Health in Urban Environments through Measurement and Design."
About the talk:
The human body deals with a range of atmospheric stressors that can be exacerbated in
urban areas, including extreme heat, radiation, and air pollution. These exposures can interact
to affect human health in numerous ways, ranging from heat illness and asthma to decreased
physical activity, productivity, and overall well-being. Gathering simultaneous environmental
and human health data at microscales within urban areas can generate important evidence to
support effective change to mitigate over exposures and improve safety.
In this talk, Jennifer Vanos will present her research at the intersection of human and
environmental health in outdoor urban spaces and link to bioclimatic design strategies to
alleviate elevated and potentially dangerous exposures. From lessening children’s
vulnerability to extreme heat and UV radiation, to mitigating heat and improving sustainability
initiatives at the 2020 Olympics, Vanos will demonstrate applications of novel technologies
to better assess ambient exposures and health risks.