Better planning can reduce the urban heat island effect

In his Ph.D. thesis, EPFL researcher Martí Bosch proposes a method for spatially quantifying the impact of mitigation measures—planting green spaces and using different building materials—on the urban heat island effect.

Rewilding cities: grow back greener, cleaner and healthier

One of the lasting legacies of COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps, is our increased appreciation of open green spaces across towns and cities. Those of us living in bustling cities, have experienced, to various extents, the power ...

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