Wu said her administration will also launch a design challenge for heat resilient “cool” bus stops and educate property owners on the benefits of installing so-called cool roofs that increase energy efficiency.
Boston’s mayor released a plan Friday timed with Earth Day to address extreme heat caused by climate change in disadvantaged city neighborhoods, Ap reports.
The Heat Resilience Solutions for Boston plan presents a number of strategies that Democratic Mayor Michelle Wu says will help build a “more just, equitable, and resilient Boston.”
The plan focuses on five so-called environmental justice communities that experience greater burdens as temperatures rise: Chinatown, Dorchester, East Boston, Mattapan, and Roxbury.
It also includes citywide strategies that Wu says her administration will pursue, such as distributing “pop-up cooling kits” that include a hose, misters, and a tent to community organizations that have public events this summer.
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