14 September 2018
The compounding consequences of climate change and the urban heat island effect have the potential to cost vulnerable Melbournians their lives during heatwaves.
Green Infrastructure Research Group Associate, Dr Judy Bush says that the best way to deal with the urban heat island effect is to increase street-side greenery, particularly in at-risk, low socio-economic areas.
Find out more about the push to address the urban heat island effect in this interview with Judy and Victorian Greens Leader Samantha Ratnam by Jim Malo, published recently in Domain.
You can learn more about the urban heat island effect and ways to cool cities with green space with this fact sheet by Dr Judy Bush.