Urban Heat Islands and Social Inequities: A Data-Driven Story

In this talk, Nael Shiab and Isabelle Bouchard (CBC Journalists) present their work on urban heat islands, where they used open data and interactive data visualization to highlight social inequalities and the effects of global warming. Their report shows that immigrants and people with low income are most likely to live in the hottest urban areas, making them more vulnerable to heat waves with deadly consequences.

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Data Visualization, Maps and GIS, Public Scholarship