The Philadelphia Health & Environment Ethnography Lab supports the “Climate, Health, and Home” project, a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. This post is designed to provide general information about the impacts that climate change has for the Philadelphia region. Global climate change impacts regions around the world […]

Climate Health and Home

This essay by was published on the University of Minnesota Press blog and was authored by Ali Kenner as a preview to her new book, Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change (2018). When Cheryl Lansing discovered her asthma care app had disappeared from her smartphone, she was unsettled to say the least. […]

Asthmatic Spaces

Read Part 1 Here Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping can elucidate neighborhoods that are at high risk of flooding, as well as the infrastructure that is currently in place to combat flooding events. I used the Flood Insurance Rate Map database established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to map areas that are within the […]

Climate Health and Home

Riverine Flooding in Wissahickon Creek – Photo by Steven-L-Johnson on Flickr Background A flood is the overflowing of a large amount of water beyond its normal confines. Flooding is a pressing problem in Philadelphia with several causes; a problem that is likely worsening as the climate changes. Geographic Information System mapping can visually exhibit the […]

Climate Health and Home

The “Climate, Health, and Home” project is a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. In Community Engagement: Guidelines for Excellence, the NAAEE uses “Climate, Health, and Home” as a case study to explore community engagement about climate change and health (page 27). Read the report here

Climate Health and Home