Social and Heat Vulnerability Indices in Phoenix, Arizona

Mary Wright, Lance Watkins, David Hondula, Liza Kurtz, Paul Chakalian, Sharon Harlan & Juan Declet-Barreto
Vulnerability indices and maps are commonly employed by researchers and practitioners to assess hazard risk by combining variables that are theoretically or empirically associated with hazard outcomes and spatially visualizing those combined variables. For this dataset, we followed established methods to produce two vulnerability indices for 358 census tracts in the City of Phoenix, Arizona for the year 2016: the all-hazards Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI) and a specific hazards Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI). For SoVI,...
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