When the heat is on, we need city-wide plans to keep cool January 30, 2017


“Cities are facing more heatwaves, but not all strategies to keep us cool are equal.”

It is interesting what The Comversation published in January 2017 about the need for city-wide plans to keep cool:

“The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian summer. On top of another record hot yearglobally, and as heatwaves become more frequent and intense, our cities are making us even hotter.

This is the urban heat island, where city temperatures can be significantly warmer than the surrounding rural regions.

The question, then, is what we can do to keep our cities cooler. . . .”