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These cities are better at enduring extreme heat. Here’s what they’re doing different

Angela Dewan



The article highlights the heat wave events that occurred in early 2022, across the European continent. Air conditioners, excess private transportations, glass buildings, and fewer street trees extra amplify this and add to the rising temperatures. Cities like Medellín (Colombia), Vienna, Abu Dhabi (UAE), Miami, Athens, Los Angeles and Paris are deriving strategies to cool their surroundings. The strategies include planting street trees, urban forests, mist trees, architectural elements and repurposing existing elements. Urban forests and street trees proved beneficial in more than just one ways than reducing the heat.

Tags: Climate crisis, Heat island, strategies

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