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Heat Resilient City Index 


After successfully delivering projects on assessing heat vulnerability of cities for the municipalities in Vienna (Austria) and Prague (Czechia) and also for a Las Vegas based company Fontis Technologies LLC, ECOTEN urban comfort embarker upon a new journey to create a global indicator which allows cities to compare its level of vulnerability to extreme heat events with other cities based on a ranking methodology.

This methodology includes quantitatively scoring each city (in a group of cities) based on its level of vulnerability. This score is measured by a unique framework that takes into account three components of vulnerability, which are exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity. This score is called  the Heat Resilient City Index (HRCI) which is a quantitative number that is assigned for each city where lower the HRCI score, the more vulnerable the city is to extreme heat events.

This index is designed to compare different cities from one another in terms of heat vulnerability and it is also used to rank cities from lowest to highest HRCI. The objective of this ranking is to foster innovation and cooperation between cities towards adaptation to extreme heat events, climate change and other environmental hazards.

US Cities ranked

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The list provided below shows experimental results that are subjected to be updated. The team of ECOTEN urban comfort is dedicated to updating the list continuously. Therefore, kindly refrain from using the list below for any professional assessments and it is subjected to changes, updates and growth.

 

Cities

Exposure 
(HM: 60)

Sensitivity  
(HM: 10)

Adaptive Capacity
(HM: 30)

Heat Resilience
(HM: 600)

Ranking

New York City

23.81

7.817

3.056

162.234

1

Washington DC

27.003

5.675

4.773

126.155

2

Los Angeles

31.973

1.918

1.906

57.669

3

Houston

26.623

1.689

3.495

39.063

4

Chicago

26.472

1.608

4.149

35.895

5

Philadelphia

24.7

1.834

5.381

35.431

6

Atlanta

32.071

1.211

4.191

33.763

7

Miami

23.193

1.439

2.741

29.43

8

Tampa

21.794

1.559

3.406

28.662

9

Raleigh

24.075

1.456

5.373

27.239

10

Baltimore

24.268

1.277

4.958

24.659

11

Virginia Beach

28.333

1.032

4.563

24.531

12

San Antonio

34.132

0.745

3.11

23.111

13

Boston

23.136

1.83

4.843

22.153

14

San Jose

25.147

0.925

3.045

20.444

15

Oakland

23.493

0.925

3.045

18.914

16

Dallas

17.638

1.313

3.639

18.381

17

Seattle

27.812

0.755

3.945

18.02

18

Columbus

29.361

0.703

4.562

17.434

19

Denver

43.816

0.389

1.898

16.306

20

Charlotte

26.096

0.743

5.233

15.501

21

Memphis

28.257

0.675

5.401

15.428

22

Indianapolis

29.416

0.633

5.218

15.317

23

Minneapolis

28.605

0.612

4.44

14.789

24

Fort Worth

19.685

0.892

3.678

14.278

25

Milwaukee

24.091

0.654

4.643

12.719

26

Arlington

17.162

0.892

3.678

12.028

27

Austin

18.549

0.752

3.492

11.323

28

Jacksonville

20.639

0.656

4.653

10.487

29

San Francisco

14.095

0.925

3.045

10.221

30

San Diego

15.931

0.708

1.864

9.959

31

Omaha

26.598

0.414

5.495

8.733

32

Sacramento

25.344

0.39

3.107

8.664

33

Portland

21.852

0.456

5.246

7.568

34

Louisville

22.68

0.458

5.749

7.754

35

Phoenix

27.859

0.285

1.369

7.55

36

Mesa

26.884

0.285

1.369

7.272

37

Colorado Springs

25.893

0.308

2.498

7.206

38

Oklahoma City

27.753

0.289

4.328

6.77

39

New Orleans

21.16

0.331

3.148

5.962

40

Las Vegas

24.386

0.242

0.911

5.681

41

Kansas City

26.623

0.233

5.827

4.845

42

El Paso

29.089

0.164

1.15

4.582

43

Tucson

29.859

0.146

0.849

4.226

44

Fresno

29.152

0.155

2.205

4.177

45

Albuquerque

28.944

0.119

1.632

3.25

46

Tulsa

19.796

0.216

4.944

3.207

47

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