Greening Our Cities – Reducing the 'urban Heat Island' Effect
Published:04 Sep.2020    Source:Hort Innovation

HEAT IN our cities impacts the health and wellbeing of residents. As cities and towns grow – greenery is lost and replaced with hard constructed surfaces. These surfaces absorb and retain heat causing an ‘urban heat island’ effect.

Hort Innovation’s two-year research project - Conveying the benefits of living turf Mitigation of the urban heat island effect shows clear evidence of the benefits of living turf for mitigating the ‘urban heat island’ effect.