Cities and Urbanization

Discover how sweltering urban heat islands are being cooled down

Singapore is taking steps to avoid dangerous urban heat islands. Image: Photo by Sergio Sala on Unsplash

Winston Chow

Associate Professor of Urban Climate, Singapore Management University

Abhinav Chugh

Content and Partnerships Lead, Expert Network and Content Partners, World Economic Forum

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The urban heat islands of Delhi and smaller villages peaked at 39°C, while nearby fields were much cooler.
The urban heat islands of Delhi and smaller villages peaked at 39°C, while nearby fields were much cooler. Image: NASA Ecostress

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Singapore has a few other innovations and radical designs that cities around the world could adopt to tackle extreme heat and avoid urban heat islands
Singapore has a few other innovations and radical designs that cities around the world could adopt to tackle extreme heat and avoid urban heat islands. Image: IEA

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