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National Forum: Cooling Cities

Friday, 4 August 2017
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The Cooling Cities National Forum, to be hosted by the CRCLCL’s UNSW Node, is targeted at senior government and industry representatives and will look at evidence-based decision-making in urban microclimate mitigation, which can help cool our cities and therefore reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions.

The forum aims to:

  • Address the urgent issues related to urban heat islands and extreme heat events in Australia.
  • Foster discussion on evidence-based decision-making in urban microclimate mitigation.
  • Provide recommendations on mitigation strategies and technologies.
  • Establish networks that facilitate collaborative efforts across academia, governments and the built environment industry.

The event will include the launch of the CRCLCL’s new Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies, and attendees will hear an update on the recently commenced project developing an Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision Support Tool. A series of panel discussions will draw out present and future policy directions, industry perspectives and the latest international and national evidence for mitigation and planning.

If you are interested in attending this National Forum, please contact the CRC for Low Carbon Living.

Media Release: Australia’s first official guide to cooling cities launched (534050 PDF)
Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies 2017 (8914286 PDF)
National Forum Discussion Paper: Cooling Cities Strategies and Technologies to Mitigate Urban Heat (2411436 PDF)