Angel Hsu on Urbanization and Climate Change

Learn about how researchers quantify heat stress risk inequities in urban areas

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Angel Hsu on Urbanization and Climate Change

Show Notes

Researchers become interested in their fields through all sorts of unique paths. Today’s guest, Angel Hsu of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, came to climate research from a public policy background. She uses her work to help inform local communities how policy decisions affect different groups’ risk to extreme heat and the heat island effect. Specifically, she uses local and global data sets to track heat stress across city neighborhoods and show how those can differ based on neighborhood income.

Don’t forget to listen to Angel’s work through a geophysical lens, over at Third Pod from the Sun!

Check out the AGU’s Third Pod from the Sun with Angel: LINK 

Find our transcript here: LINK

Curious to learn more? Check out these additional links:

Hear Angel’s talk for IMSI’s Confronting Global Climate Change:

Data Driver Lab website:

Carry the Two’s previous episode on Angel’s work:

Carry the Two’s previous episode on community science:

Follow more of IMSI’s work:, (twitter) @IMSI_institute, (mastodon), (instagram)

Follow Angel Hsu: @ecoangelhsu,

This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme. Special thanks to Third Pod’s producer Jace Steiner.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.

The Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) is funded by NSF grant DMS-1929348.