Date of Award

Spring 5-6-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Peter j Marcotullio

Second Advisor

Marianna Pavlovskaya

Academic Program Adviser

Sean c Ahearn


This research examines the implications of power outages on environmental justice communities in New York City by comparing heat vulnerability index rankings and power outage complaints during summer months. This study is distinct in the identification of hotspots, discussions of air conditioning equity and implications for climate resiliency planning.


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