Urban heat islands, extreme heat events, and climate change are exacerbating high temperatures on urban sites. To design for outdoor thermal comfort increasingly requires an understanding of region, heat generation at different scales, and barriers to shade creation. Join researchers from three firms to explore analyses, mitigation, and adaptation strategies.
Learn urban heat mitigation and adaptation strategies for design that shift microclimates and improve thermal comfort in the Sun Belt and the Northeast.
Understand the different heat issues and strategies at the site, district, and city scale and for high-humidity and low-humidity regions.
Explore barriers to shade creation in the public realm.
Discover which methods practice-based researchers use to analyze and study urban heat and shade.