Urban Heat: Causes and Solutions
|Asian cities are impacted at an unprecedented speed by climate change and urbanisation. Since the mid-1970s, Singapore has warmed at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade, which is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsius. Developing nature, design, and engineering-based strategies to tackle urban heat risk at high density urban areas should be at the core of every urban climate resilience plan. Through the session, our expert panellists will discuss the main factors that cause urban heat risk, from global climate change to air conditioners at each household, and highlight the consequences on energy consumption and wellbeing. Our expert panellists will share potential solutions, i.e., climate a digital urban climate twin, user-friendly modelling tools, climate sensitive urban planning, as well as experience in Singapore and other cities and climate zones. Better understandings on urban heat risk will motivate city planners, policymakers and the industry to work together and develop strategies for hazard adaptation in our cities. Join the session and develop crucial capabilities to assess and reduce heat-related risks in the urban context.
Wen Tung Chiu