‘There’s a lot of complexity’It’s the fourth year in a row the agency has funded these kinds of projects as part of its U.S. Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaigns program. The sponsorship program is a collaboration with the National Integrated Heat Health Information Program and the analytics firm CAPA Strategies, which specializes in climate data. Studies show that differences in urban heat from one neighborhood to the next disproportionately affect some demographics. Lower-income people and people of color are more likely to live in hotter neighborhoods in cities across the United States (Climatewire, Dec. 10, 2020). Urban heat, Barber said, is an issue that relates to all the organization’s priorities.