Beat the Heat Toolkit

The Office of Sustainability worked with City departments and neighborhood groups in Hunting Park to create resources for building climate resilience. These documents provide all the tools needed to start your own Beat the Heat project.

There are ten steps to building a project to Beat the Heat.

  1. Background research
  2. Establish a heat team
  3. Hold stakeholder interviews
  4. Conduct a neighborhood survey
  5. Organize community events
  6. Appoint Beat the Heat ambassadors
  7. Create a Beat the Heat mobile station
  8. Hold a Beat the Heat design workshop
  9. Promote trees and neighborhood greening
  10. Build a heat relief network

Read the heat relief plan for the Hunting Park Community and use the tools below to build your own Beat the Heat project.

Hunting Park Community Heat Relief Plan

The Heat Relief Plan created for the Hunting Park Community.
Title Category Author Date Format
Hunting Park Community heat relief plan pdf July 19, 2019
Hunting Park Community Heat Relief Plan (Spanish) pdf July 22, 2019
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Background research

Documents and reports related to background research on climate management.
Title Category Author Date Format
Practicing equity: Beat the Heat pdf July 19, 2019
Growing Stronger - Toward a Climate-Ready Philadelphia pdf May 4, 2016
Climate change in Philadelphia guided conversation pdf July 19, 2019
Hot by design neighborhood mapping excercise pdf July 19, 2019
Asset-Based Community Development Presentation pdf July 19, 2019
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Establish a heat team

Information on how to create a team to deal with extreme heat.
Title Category Author Date Format
Heat team sample work plan pdf July 19, 2019
List of City agencies and other potential partners pdf July 19, 2019
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Hold stakeholder interviews

Interview questions for stakeholders.
Title Category Author Date Format
Potential stakeholder interview questions pdf July 19, 2019
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Conduct a neighborhood survey

Survey materials for a neighborhood climate survey.
Title Category Author Date Format
Hunting Park heat survey (English) pdf July 19, 2019
Hunting Park heat survey (Spanish) pdf July 19, 2019
Sample outreach letter to Block Captains pdf July 19, 2019
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Organize community events

Materials to help groups organize community events.
Title Category Author Date Format
Sample Beat the Heat flyer pdf July 19, 2019
How to build a hand fan pdf July 19, 2019
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Appoint Beat the Heat ambassadors

A training for ambassadors to help communities beat the heat.
Title Category Author Date Format
Sample Heat Ambassadors training pdf July 19, 2019
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Build a Beat the Heat mobile station

Instructions on making a mobile Beat the Heat station.
Title Category Author Date Format
How to make an activity station pdf July 19, 2019
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Hold a Beat the Heat Design Workshop

A guide to facilitate a Heat Design Workshop.
Title Category Author Date Format
Facilitation guide for a Heat Design Workshop pdf July 19, 2019
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Build a heat relief network

Helpful presentation to grow your network for climate management.
Title Category Author Date Format
Asset-Based Community Development Presentation pdf July 19, 2019
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Complete Beat the Heat Toolkit

Read the summary Beat the Heat Toolkit
Title Category Author Date Format
Beat the Heat toolkit pdf July 23, 2019
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