Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Policy and Institutional Analysis

Bosomworth, K, Trundle, A and McEvoy, D 2013, Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Policy and Institutional Analysis, Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Responding to the Urban Heat Island: A Policy and Institutional Analysis
Author(s) Bosomworth, K
Trundle, A
McEvoy, D
Year of publication 2013
Publisher Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
ISBN 9780734048915
Subjects Climate Change Processes
Landscape Architecture
Urban Policy
Abstract/Summary One important adaptation option for moderating the impact of urban heat (which also has multiple societal benefits and contributes to a broader urban liveability agenda), is to increase the cover of a range of vegetation types across the urban form; known collectively as the city's 'Green Infrastructure' (GI). This study - based on literature review, policy analysis, semi-structured interviews and actor mapping - sought to better understand some of the key barriers to, and opportunities for, an increased implementation of GI across the Melbourne conurbation as an important adaptation measure for combatting urban heat stress.
Commissioning body Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research
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