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Climate is changing, and our planet is getting warmer. Urban areas are especially prone to high temp...

LA Heat Mapping Project

September 15th, 2019

Location: 3727 W. 6th Street Suite 300 Los Angeles CA 90020
Duration: Single Day
Date: Sep 15, 2019 • 6AM - 8PM

Climate is changing, and our planet is getting warmer. Urban areas are especially prone to high temperatures due to a combination of hard surfaces (buildings, roads), limited vegetation, and heat-producing factors like car use and industrial activity. Heat can create issues for human health, urban infrastructure, and quality of life. Climate change is a global problem, but there are steps you can take to plan for and combat rising temperatures in your region.  The Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) offers an opportunity to engage LA residents in a field campaign that bridges citizen science with collective action. Our approach provides simple tools to collect data on temperatures, which, when processed using our machine leaning algorithms, help to illuminate the risks facing the LA community and infrastructure. You can see a previous case study conducted in Portland, Oregon here.

The study is a one-day commitment with a webinar orientation.  KYCC is looking for volunteers who can serve as drivers or navigators for the routes that we’ll collect data on. Volunteers need to drive a pre-determined route in a region of the city on the day of the campaign during: 6-7am, 3-4 pm, and 7-8 pm. Volunteer drivers will need a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle, and auto insurance. 

This is also a paid volunteer opportunity! Drivers will be compensated $25 for each route they drive so a total of $75 for the day, with reimbursement for the gas used on the route which should amount the total close to $100 for the day.  Interested volunteers can sign up here.

KYCC is a community-based 501(c)3 multiservice nonprofit organization that serves low-income and recently immigrated residents of the Koreatown community.  For more information on the heat study, click here.  

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Time Details

Sunday, September 15th during the following hours, along with a 90 minute orientation to be schedule upon signup.

6:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M.
3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Tags: sustainability, environment

Contact Person: Ernie Yoshikawa

Contact Email:

Contact Phone Number: 213-365-7400 ext. 5239

Organization: Koreatown Youth and Community Center


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