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Understanding indoor/outdoor heat-related mortality in Maricopa county, Arizona via advanced spatial statistics techniques

Authors: Qunshan Zhao*, University of Glasgow, Chuyuan Wang, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University, Patricia Solis, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University, Elizabeth Wentz, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience, Arizona State University
Topics: Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: heat resilience, heat-related death, GIS, spatial statistics
Session Type: Paper
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This paper focuses on heat resilience in Maricopa County and aim to understand how urban physical environment, built environment, housing conditions, and socio-economic-demographic factors leading to outdoor and indoor heat-related death in Maricopa County, AZ. Exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial regression, and multi-scale geographically weighted regression are used to examine the relationships. Particularly, we want to understand what are the important factors that contribute to both indoor and outdoor heat-related death. The results will provide a general guidance for the future heat intervention and help create the long-term community resilience in Maricopa County.

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