Comparative study of major contributors to the urban heat island in three Australian cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide)

Jonathan Fox (PhD candidate), Paul Osmond

This cross-disciplinary, multi-scale project targets cost-effective policy, planning, design and management strategies for mitigation of urban heat islands in three Australian cities. The project focuses on the UHI effect and the interplay between urban form, density, surfaces and ambient temperature and is being undertaken collaboratively by researchers from three universities, the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, and key industry and government partners.