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Mauricio Rodas is the former Mayor of Quito, Ecuador (2014-2019). Currently, he is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where he lectures and coordinates the “Cities Climate-Resilient Infrastructure Financing Initiative”; Senior Fellow at the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council, leading the “City Champions for Heat Action” initiative; and Co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Commission on BiodiverCities by 2030. Rodas is also a member of the United Nations’ Committee of Experts on Public Administration; Distinguished Fellow on Global Cities at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs; and member of the Advisory Committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors.
As fires rage and droughts blight communities around the world, cities have been sweating. The effects of extreme heat are frequently more severe in cities. In the face of rising temperatures, how can cities beat the heat?