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URBAN HEAT ISLANDS

Urban heat islands are areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. They impact the health of humans, animals, plants and cause rising costs.

City planning today has several mitigation strategies like green planning (trees, green roofs, fronts, etc.), measures to change local wind patterns, alternative building materials, water dispensers and many others. Sensors and data collection can help check the effectiveness of the measures.

We're creating possibilities for inhabitants and neighbourhood organizations to influence city planning and we will provide support and information. The citizens are thus invited to use the platform to become "area city planners" by creating visualizations and by interacting with others including the city administration and scientists.

Interested?