Research - AUGUST 8, 2019

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U.S. cities at risk for extreme heat due to increase urban development

by Andrea Zander

The impact that rising temperatures and excessive heat waves are having on urban development, and strategies to mitigate urban heat island effects are explored in a new report, Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate, published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Scorched, published with support from The JPB Foundation, explores how extreme heat is emerging as a growing risk factor and planning consideration across the United States, and how the real estate industry is responding with design approaches, technologies and new policies to mitigate the impacts and help protect human health. The real estate sector can improve resilience to extreme heat through mitigation strategies that reduce temperatures, as well as adaptat

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