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Combatting the Heat Island Effect with UAV Thermal Imaging - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Aug 17, 2021 2:00pm ‐ Aug 17, 2021 3:00pm

Credits: None available.

Members: $40.00
Associates: $30.00
Students: $0.00
Standard: $50.00


As the medical practitioner assessing a patient's vitals checks temperature, landscape architects, planners, and urban design professionals can now check any site's temperature applying hi-res UAV (drone) thermal imaging in order to identify appropriate treatment options. The resulting performance benchmarks can direct land cover decision-making and policy based on heat island effect reduction. Together we will move the climate change discussion from the qualitative to the quantitative.

Hosted by ASLA's Digital Technology Professional Practice Network (PPN)

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn how to utilize UAV "drone" technology in order to scan, process, then dissect and assess the heat island effect occurring in any setting.
  2. Understand the metric-based magnitude of the urban heat island effect and its impact on climate change from a vivid breakdown of the rural, residential, and urban case study research.
  3. Identify policy-based approaches to mitigate the heat island effect in new and existing development, exploring concept of comprehensive thermal planning and the residential heat island effect to fight climate change.

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