Year Published: 2019

Turning down the heat: An enhanced understanding of the relationship between urban vegetation and surface temperature at the city scale

Highlights Fine spatial and vertical resolution urban vegetation datasets Model urban vegetation configuration effect on urban LST using remote sensing data Spatial variation in impact of vegetation type on urban LST Various urban vegetation configurations lead to urban cooling Urban planners can appraise local cooling effect of different urban vegetation types Abstract Guiding urban planners …

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Urban tree planting to maintain outdoor thermal comfort under climate change: The case of Vancouver’s local climate zones

Highlights Radiant heat exposure of six local climate zones is modelled for a hot summer day. Days with Tmrt above 65 °C to increase three-to five-fold in Vancouver by 2100. Mean radiant temperature is reduced by added street trees under RCP 4.5 scenario. Abstract Spatiotemporal variation of mean radiant temperature (Tmrt), a major driver of outdoor human thermal comfort, …

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Affective ecologies: Braiding urban worlds in Darwin, Australia

Emerging research on Anthropocene urbanism shows a commitment to human-nature centred futures and environmental justice but fails to engage with the language of race. Thinking the Anthropocene through race, however, has the potential to decolonise dominant apocalyptic narratives of climate change and provide insights into imaginaries of diverse urban futures…

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