WCCIH | Webinar – Mark Siebentritt | Urban Heat Island Management
Extreme heat impacts the health and wellbeing of the community, the environment, and economic performance. The accumulation of heat in urban areas can result in urban heat islands, which experience temperatures higher than the surrounding landscape. Under climate change, the impact of higher temperatures will become more evident in these areas.
This webinar discusses proven strategies for local government to successfully manage the urban heat island effect including maintaining or increasing greenspace and tree cover, shading covered surfaces such as major and minor roads, maximising irrigation, and using lighter coloured materials to maximise cooling effects.