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Structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure absorb and re-emit the sun's heat more than natural landscapes such as forests and water bodies. Image credit: PIRO4D | Pixabay

Mitigating urban heat island effect

Alleviating the urban heat-island effect through regulating the urban landscape can improve human thermal comfort and living environment in urban residential areas. However, most previous studies focused on the single environmental factor of temperature, ignoring the actual human feeling of thermal comfort, which is affected not only by temperature, but also by humidity, wind speed, and radiation, etc.Read More »Mitigating urban heat island effect