Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars

Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

How tree planting, rain gardens, swales and permeable pavements not only control pollution but also help cool urban heat islands, mitigate flooding, recharge groundwater, beautify neighborhoods and enhance nearby property values.

How tree planting, rain gardens, swales and permeable pavements not only control pollution but also help cool urban heat islands, mitigate flooding, recharge groundwater, beautify neighborhoods and enhance nearby property values.

A response for lowering the urban heat island effect

A response for lowering the urban heat island effect

Responding to the urban heat island: optimising the implementation of green infrastructure

Responding to the urban heat island: optimising the implementation of green infrastructure

Researchers have documented a "park cool island" effect that partly offsets the "urban heat island" effect and could be a boon for urban wildlife. (2016-05-31)

Researchers have documented a "park cool island" effect that partly offsets the "urban heat island" effect and could be a boon for urban wildlife. (2016-05-31)

infographic, reader submitted content, Gotcha Wildlife, urbanization, urbanization impact on the environment, heat island effect

INFOGRAPHIC: How urbanization affects the environment

infographic, reader submitted content, Gotcha Wildlife, urbanization, urbanization impact on the environment, heat island effect

France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels!

France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

The Urban Heat Island is an inevitable outcome of urbanisation – but as the Earth gets warmer, that's cause for concern.

The Urban Heat Island is an inevitable outcome of urbanisation – but as the Earth gets warmer, that's cause for concern.

City Hall, Chicago. A great example of intelligent design to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect and provide a rural environment for wildlife in urban an area.

Chicago City Hall Rooftop Garden Reduces Heat Island Effect

City Hall, Chicago. A great example of intelligent design to reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect and provide a rural environment for wildlife in urban an area.

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