Cities in the Sonoran Desert are heating up because of the urban heat island effect. Activist companies such as the Watershed Management Group are offering alternative infrastructure designs to fight the rising temperatures. Green streets redirect the flow of rainwater in a way that benefits local vegetation and the general populous that live near the infrastructure. Predominately concrete, the city of Tucson needs to implement “greener” ways of thinking to combat climate change. This story was published alongside a Green Valley News article attached below.