Technical report

Microclimate and urban heat island mitigation decision-support tool (project short report)

Urban heat islands Climate change mitigation Precinct indicators Australia

This project was carried out by UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University in collaboration with government and industry partners. This report briefly outlines the achievements of the project, incorporating several previously published reports and case studies in addition to two new case studies in Parramatta and Macarthur Heights.

The main outcomes of the project include the following two online tools:

  • Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision Support Tool
  • Urban Heat Island Mitigation Index

This report begins with project objectives, framework and identification of exemplar precincts for demonstrating the utility of the microclimate and urban heat island decision-support tool (UHI-DS Tool). The methods used for developing the tool are then described, followed by the key findings from three case studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the tool. Finally, the Urban Heat Island Mitigation Index is introduced, before concluding remarks are given on the project outcomes.

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