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Urban heat islands and Climate Action

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With over 70% of global carbon emissions coming from cities, it is clear that we must find high-impact solutions to the effects of the climate crisis on our cities.

When seeking ways to cool our city down, we look to the changing urban fabric of the past two decades: with more buildings, vehicles and pedestrians, yet fewer trees, clean air and shade.

To face these changing times we must step up and come up with solutions beyond the conventional and the mundane.


We wish to focus on:

  • Measurement– for us to understand what we are up against, we are looking for better and more accurate ways of collecting relevant data at the micro climate level: surface temperatures, radiation, humidity, air velocity etc.

  • Energy– Solutions for active reduction of carbon footprint, with a specific focus on energy efficiency, access to renewable energy and energy storage vat all levels and scales.

  • Urban heat– Solutions for the reduction of heat generated by buildings, its measurement, and the assessment of solutions that integrate local urban nature, new building elements and materials, façade materials and heat distribution in crowded, dense urban streets.

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