Urban Cooling Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Extreme Heat
Trees & Plantings
Can cool surfaces by as much as 45° F, and improve air and water quality.
Provide shade at bus stops and in places where there isn’t space for trees.
Reflects sunlight instead of absorbing it, which can cool surfaces by as much as 20° F.
Walking, biking, taking transit
Reduces emissions from driving, improving air quality and reducing heat.