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

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

NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

NASA Photographs Highlight Urban Heat Island Problem | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Transsolar – Place de la République, 2013 / Place de la République is now a versatile and popular outdoor space with a climate control strategy that provides optimal outdoor comfort and diminishes urban heat island effect locally. #developedworld #leisure #contemporary #l #atmosphere #topdown #silver

Transsolar – Place de la République, 2013 / Place de la République is now a versatile and popular outdoor space with a climate control strategy that provides optimal outdoor comfort and diminishes urban heat island effect locally. #developedworld #leisure #contemporary #l #atmosphere #topdown #silver

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.

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.

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Green Infrastructure Tool Kit. Broadly called “green infrastructure,” this new set of strategies seeks to manage stormwater, reduce urban heat island effects, improve air quality, and promote economic development and other sustainability goals. Green infrastructure provides an attractive alternative to traditional concrete (or “gray”) infrastructure by making paved and hard surfaces vegetated or permeable.

Green Infrastructure Tool Kit. Broadly called “green infrastructure,” this new set of strategies seeks to manage stormwater, reduce urban heat island effects, improve air quality, and promote economic development and other sustainability goals. Green infrastructure provides an attractive alternative to traditional concrete (or “gray”) infrastructure by making paved and hard surfaces vegetated or permeable.

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One of the simplest solutions to reduce the urban heat island effect is to provide more shade, with trees.

One of the simplest solutions to reduce the urban heat island effect is to provide more shade, with trees.

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Island Basic Information http://www.epa.gov/heatislands/about/index.htm

Urban Heat Island Basic Information http://www.epa.gov/heatislands/about/index.htm

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