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Arizona Republic: Phoenix wins $1 million to create art installation recognizing the threat of extreme heat

Phoenix has been named one of eight winners in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Public Art Challenge grant contest, earning recognition for a project that will highlight the threats of urban heat and climate change. The announcement was made Thursday at the CityLab conference on urban issues in Washington D.C. Phoenix’s proposed project, “¡Sombra!,” will address extreme urban heat worsened by climate change with shading and cooling installations throughout the city in parks and neighborhoods identified through heat mapping as having the greatest need. Nine artists will be commissioned to contribute.

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