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dc.contributor.authorGabric, Albert
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Jessica
dc.contributor.editorHuxford, Allen
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-08T22:54:01Z
dc.date.available2020-03-08T22:54:01Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-7923-3409-2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392160
dc.description.abstractThe likely future increase and intensification of climate change influenced extreme heat events poses a significant public health threat, particularly to those populations most vulnerable. Urban populations, which globally are the fastest growing, are exposed to additional heat stress during such events due to the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. Urban green infrastructure (UGI) is a network of green spaces, street trees and other urban vegetation including wetlands, rain gardens, green walls and roofs. Strategic implementation of UGI is advocated within urban planning and climate change adaptation literature as an effective and versatile strategy for heat mitigation in urban areas and supported by a growing empirical evidence base. The relationship between UGI and morbidity and mortality associations during extreme heat events has demonstrated some significant outcomes in recent research to further support UGI. For example, recent studies find increasing a city’s vegetation coverage can lead to significant reduction in average seasonal summer temperatures (0.5 to 2°C) together with 5–28% reduction in heat-related mortality rate. Similarly, urban heat-related morbidity has been related to both tree canopy cover and hard surface cover, and can be reduced significantly when tree canopy cover increases beyond 5% or hard surfaces decrease below 75%. Barriers to widespread adoption of UGI are not technical, but more related to an incomplete understanding of current and future climate impacts, and a lack of political acceptance of the climatic disruption societies face.
dc.publisherSemantic Learning Systems
dc.publisher.placeSan Diego CA
dc.publisher.urihttps://semanticlearning.com/2019/02/04/mitigating-public-health-impacts-of-climate-change-induced-extreme-heat-events-with-strategic-urban-greening/
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleClimate Change Facts, Impacts and Solutions. Volume 1
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom6
dc.relation.ispartofpageto11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Environmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0599
dc.titleMitigating Public Health Impacts of Climate Change-Induced Extreme Heat Events with Strategic Urban Greening
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGabric, A; Marshall, J, Mitigating Public Health Impacts of Climate Change-Induced Extreme Heat Events with Strategic Urban Greening, Climate Change Facts, Impacts and Solutions. Volume 1, 2019, pp. 6-11
dc.date.updated2020-03-06T22:38:33Z
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gro.griffith.authorGabric, Albert J.
gro.griffith.authorMarshall, Jackie


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