urban heat island effect

Carbon impact of lighter roads not so cool

Having lighter, more reflective roads and walkways is often used as a strategy to reduce the urban heat island effect and cut energy costs, but research from the US’s Lawrence…

New “green refuge” park planned for Melbourne CBD

Designs for a new “green refuge” urban park in the centre of Melbourne have been endorsed by the Future Melbourne Committee. The Market Street parkland development will be the first…

online tool to help urban planners drop the heat

An online tool to help urban planners drop the heat

As temperatures rise in our cities and the urban heat island effect intensifies, there’s never been a better time for a new tool that helps planners visualise possible techniques to reduce heat levels in our cities.