Sustainable Heat Management: Exploring the Thermal Properties of Green Infrastructure

Cities around the world are facing an alarming environmental threat known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, which has serious implications for the well-being of urban dwellers. The UHI effect refers to the phenomenon where urban areas experience higher temperatures compared to their surrounding rural regions. With climate change exacerbating the issue, it becomes crucial to explore innovative solutions for sustainable heat management. 

The consequences of the UHI effect are far-reaching, with recent figures revealing a devastating toll on human lives. During heatwaves, the heat-related death toll among individuals aged 65 and over in England reached record levels, underscoring the urgency of addressing this environmental challenge. 

One promising approach to combat the UHI effect and promote sustainable heat management is the implementation of Green Infrastructure. Green infrastructure encompasses various nature-based solutions integrated into urban settings, including living walls, green roofs, and urban forests. By harnessing the thermal properties of these elements, cities can mitigate the adverse effects of heat and create more resilient environments and communities.

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