Building a Resilient Neighborhood prepares communities for heat emergencies, one neighbor at a time April 9, 2024

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BaRN began its mission in 2013 when the members all attended a conference led by Barbara Warren of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

At the conference, Dr. Eric Klinenberg delivered a presentation about a Chicago heat emergency occurring in 2005. The incident resulted in 700 deaths, but Klinenberg found that communities who knew their neighbors experienced lower amounts of death.

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