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This is how small green spaces can help keep cities cool during heatwaves

Small green spaces can make impressive contributions to lowering urban heat, but are often overlooked when developing urban cooling strategies. Image: Unsplash/Jessie Brown

Lingshan Li

Ph.D. researcher, Concordia University


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