Public Housing Residents Most Vulnerable to Climate Crisis

As the climate crisis slows down for no one, populations worldwide are forced to adapt to the consequences of warmer temperatures in their community.

In our own backyard, residents of Sydney’s Western suburbs are encountering soaring temperatures.

Those living in poorly designed public housing are most vulnerable to the heat, forced to find refuge in air-conditioned local community centres.

Joy Impiombato, managing director, Nepean Community Centre Penrith
Dr. Abby Mellick Lopes, social researcher and design theorist, Western Sydney University
Dr. Fraser Torpy, Director, Plants and Environmental Quality Research Group, UTS

Photo cred: Porapak Apichodilok