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RP2005 FACTSHEET: Cooling cities with green space – policy success factors

As cities grapple with the impacts of heatwaves, exacerbated by the urban heat island effect and amplified by climate change, green spaces can cool urban areas and provide other functions and benefits to city dwellers’ health and wellbeing. Public policies play an important role in retaining and maximising urban green spaces.

uhi factsheet3 green space policy success policy position final (1236408 PDF)

RP2005: Urban Micro Climates