Push to address urban heat island effect

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.

Heat map showing the lower temperature of an urban wall with a green facade

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.

Read about how our research is helping to address the urban heat island effect.