Year Published: 2020

Climate change adaptation and carbon emissions in green urban spaces: Case study of Adelaide

Concentrations of building mass and insufficient greenery in cities are identified to contribute significantly to extended heat stress in the built environment, commonly known as the urban heat island (UHI) effect. This paper presents a scenario-based modelling built on climate change projections and potential alterations of urban greenery in 2030 and 2090 in Adelaide, South Australia…

Urban agriculture could provide 15% of food supply to Sydney, Australia, under expanded land use scenarios

Highlights Sydney could grow 15 % of its food supply on verges, vacant land and 25 % of yard space. All required water and compost for soil amendment could be sourced from urban waste. Available amateur labour is insufficient to manage the land cultivated in these scenarios. A professional urban agriculture workforce may be viable, …

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