Tag: Urban heat island

Aerial photograph of the Penrith CBD.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 12 Feb 2020

Study confirms that development contributes to urban heat

With 50-degree-plus summers on the horizon, could green and blue infrastructure help alleviate urban heat effects in highly developed areas?

The Phase Shifts Park, Taiwan, by Philippe Rahm architectes, Mosbach paysagistes and Ricky Liu and Associates.
Practice | Jillian Walliss and Jason Toh | 11 Nov 2016

Designing for climate change

Recent research suggests we must look beyond generalized urban cooling strategies to address heat in our cities.

Linnaeus Way, at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
Practice | Cris Brack | 4 May 2016

Cities need trees, but that means cutting some down

To beat the urban heat island effect with trees we need to ensure that we pay for planning as well as planting.

Cooling a tropical city
Practice | Lawrence Nield and Tony Cox | 4 May 2016

Cooling a tropical city

A draft plan for Australia’s hottest capital city, Darwin, proposes a suite of measures to combat urban heat island effects in its central business district.

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