Resilience Projects

Explore the unique projects that are designed to share knowledge and discover solutions to strengthen community resilience.

Unlocking equitable and sustainable energy access

Carlos Aguiar, City Energy Manager, City of Phoenix

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Supporting sustainable community work through co-creation

Jennifer Gastelum, Manager, Strategic Learning, Explore Program

Johanna Richards, Program Manager, ASU @ Mesa City Center

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Innovative housing solutions through a 3-D digital twin model

Sara Scoville-Weaver, Corporate Sales Manager, Conceptually Social Catering

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Homelessness Service Navigation in Maricopa County

Elizabeth Kizer, Associate Teaching Professor, College of Health Solutions

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Expanding tomorrow’s clean energy workforce through educational partnership

Ana Lopenowski, Senior Sustainability Analyst
Salt River Project (SRP)

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Transportation resilience in an electrifying world

Ryan Cornell, Instructor, Senior Global Futures Scientist ASU School of Sustainability

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can humans thrive in a high-tech world?

S.R. Aurora (aka Mai Trinh) Asst. Professor of Organizational Leadership, Arizona State University

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How effective is diversion and outreach to prevent homelessness?

Richard Southee, Assistant Director of Programs Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS)

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Discoveries and Solutions at the Intersection of Heat, Health, and Housing

Katsiaryna "Kate" Varfalameyeva, Knowledge Exchange for Resilience

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Extending access to desktop social services through community-based support

Eric "Half" Brickley, Feed Phoenix

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Building wealth and preventing displacement

Ryan Winkle, RAIL CDC

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Prioritizing tree corridors to improve wellbeing

Michelle Litwin, City of Phoenix

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Care coordination for improved outcomes for unsheltered

Margaret Adams, Corporation for Supportive Housing

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Preventing the rise in homelessness among older adults

Lori Holleran, Arizona Housing, Inc. (AHI)

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Building collaborative capacity for regional resilience projects

Anne Reichman, ASU Sustainable Cities Network

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Amplifying innovation in sustainable infrastructure

Mikhail Chester, ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Transcending silos to advance community resilience

Mark Roseland, ASU School of Community Resources and Development

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Improving air quality through equitable monitoring

Danae Hernández-Cortés, ASU School of Sustainability

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Improving wellbeing through low-literacy resources

Heather Ross, ASU Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Reducing the disparity of women in tech

Tamala McBath, Dress for Success Phoenix

  • E : Economic Security and Work

Improving community garden longevity

Morgan Winburn, Keep Tempe Beautiful

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Can Photovoice help us center student and parent voices when addressing challenges in our schools?

Stephanie Lechuga-Peña, ASU School of Social Work

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Resilience concepts in the time of COVID-19

Marta Berbés, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

How can we improve adaptive capacity to water insecurity among American Indians in Arizona?

Felicia Mitchell, ASU School of Social Work

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

What resilience measures do decision-makers need to make policy decisions?

Diana Bowman, ASU Center for Smart Cities and Regions

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can Arizona organizations support the development of resilience hubs?

Tina Skjerping Drews, Salt River Project

Lauren Withycombe Keeler, ASU School for the Future of Innovation in Society

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

What actions can mitigate the impacts of land fractionation on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community?

Doran Dalton, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can we harness the power of community-based solutions to combat displacement?

Augie Gastelum, RAIL CDC

Rafael Martínez Orozco, Southwest Borderlands, ASU College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can cities improve systems and networks for family caregivers?

Rachel Smetana, City of Scottsdale, Office of the Mayor

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

How does exposure to nature impact school and community wellbeing?

Brian Winsor, Paideia Academies, Inc.

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Can visualizing the gap between household incomes and true costs of living motivate policy change?

Steve Torres, Valley of the Sun United Way

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can we better communicate about risks associated with environmental change?

Bradley Adame, ASU Hugh Downs School of Human Communication

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Watershed: Arizona — Can a strategy board game connect Arizonans to their watersheds?

Ian Dowdy, Center for the Future of Arizona

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How can custom mobile mini generators be used to support resilience?

Kenan Song, ASU School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy; The Polytechnic School

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Energy Futures Project: Anticipatory methodological choice at the energy transition

Joshua Loughman, ASU Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Building on local expertise and lived experience for effective community-led improvement projects

Molly Benton, Maricopa County Department of Health

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Elements of a shelter community model serving homeless older adults based on social determinants of health 

Julia Matthies, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

From foster care to resilience: saving lives by changing the foster care model

Naketa Ross, ResilientMe

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Assessing Phoenix farmers’ vulnerabilities to shocks and stresses

Joseph Rossell, City of Phoenix

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Eco-health knowledge exchange for disease vector control in Maricopa

Andres Baeza-Castro, ASU Global Drylands Center

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

How people seek information and accomplish tasks during an extended crisis

Kathleen Pine, ASU College of Health Solutions

  • E : Economic Security and Work

HEIGHT: A novel households expenses and income gap tool

Natalia Ronceria Ceballos, Valley of the Sun United Way

  • E : Economic Security and Work

Impacts of COVID-19 on food access: A Case Study of Maricopa County

Daoqin Tong, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Autism and service claim approvals in Arizona

Kristina Lopez, ASU School of Social Work 

  • E : Economic Security and Work

Understanding barriers urban residents face to growing their own food

Terra Rose Ganem, Brilliant Planet

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Maps and guides: improving navigation of the Maricopa mental health system

Dawn Augusta, ASU Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Actionable Homelessness Data Plan

Thaddeus Gassie, Crisis Response Network 

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Will we ever “go back” to our pre-COVID way of life?

Deborah Salon, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Heat mitigation: Beyond handing out water in Maricopa County

Melanie Gall, Center for Emergency Management Homeland Security (CEMHS)

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Cultivating mutually beneficial university & nonprofit partnerships

Erica Hodges, ASU & St. Vincent de Paul Program Manager

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Rising next-generation leadership through youth-led community engineering

Michelle Jordan, ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Fruit tree demand as a barometer of resilience?

Janis Norton, Urban Farm LLC

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Symbolizing recovery: analyzing COVID-19 graphics and dashboards

Michael Simeone, ASU Libraries

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

How much food can be produced in urban areas?

Edmund Williams, Lehr Innovations, LLC

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Percentage of Income Payment Plan Model (PIPP)
 

Shelley Morgan, State of Arizona Department of Economic Security

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Effects of social network changes on chronic illness management

Hyunsung Oh, ASU School of Social Work

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Homelessness and Race

Krickette Wetherington, Valley of the Sun United Way

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Resilience Down the Streets

Matthew Toro, ASU Libraries

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • E : Economic Security and Work

Designing cooler, healthier, more equitable playgrounds

Jennifer Vanos, ASU School of Sustainability 

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Fostering Food Security: Plan for Local Hunger Solutions
 

Nathan Smith, Phoenix Rescue Mission

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Ending the criminalization of individuals experiencing homelessness

Adonias Arevalo, Valley of the Sun United Way

  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment

Removing Barriers to Community Scholarship: a Workshop to Explore Institutional Transformation

Sandra Price, ASU School of Community Resources and Development

  • E : Economic Security and Work

Using real-time indoor heat sensors to enhance social insulation

David Hondula, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

  • U : Urban Heat and Healthy Communities

Multifunctional green infrastructure in arid cities

Sara Meerow, ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions

Increasing community participation in data collection for positive change

Jayson Matthews, Valley of the Sun United Way

  • F : Food, Energy and Water Transitions
  • S : Shelter and the Built Environment