Designing cities to combat ‪climate change‬

Urban planners can take steps to reduce the heat cities may experience from climate change, but there would be other consequences and tradeoffs to consider, according to a study at Purdue University.

Dev Niyogi, a Purdue University professor of agronomy and earth, atmospheric and planetary science and Indiana’s state climatologist, wanted to know what effect, if any, urban planning could have on mitigating rising temperatures associated with urban heating and climate change. The amount of concrete and lack of vegetation in many large cities could make those places “heat islands,” where temperatures rise higher than in the suburbs or rural areas.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-05-cities-combat-climate.html#jCp

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