Urban Green Infrastructure

15 November 2013: The Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology has just produced a short briefing note on ‘Urban Green Infrastructure’ which “summarises research evidence of the effectiveness of green infrastructure, and challenges to its implementation.” It includes reference to ‘cooling  the urban heat islands‘ stating:

“Urban areas often experience elevated temperatures compared with the surrounding countryside, because of extensive heat absorbing surfaces, such as concrete and tarmac, concentrated heat production and impeded air flow. For example, the centre of London is on average 5°C warmer than surrounding rural areas.

Read the full POST note here.

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