Ever new heat records in all parts of the world show how climate change is affecting our lives. Cities in particular suffer from the phenomenon that it hardly cools down at night on hot days. The result is that the air heats up again more quickly the next day. This creates a heat island that is not only unpleasant for city dwellers, but can also lead to illness and death from heat stress for people with low physical resilience.
Heat islands occur primarily in areas that are densely built-up and lack green spaces. They are further exacerbated by pollutant emissions or heat generation in the city. The size or extent of the city also has a proportional effect on the formation of heat islands.
In the online event on heat islands, Connective Cities would like to discuss what measures need to be taken in extreme heat and how cities can prevent the formation of heat islands. For this purpose, input from the scientific perspective, as well as good practice examples from the cities of Dortmund, Germany and Kisumu, Kenya will be presented.
The programme and speakers will be announced shortly on our Connective Cities website (see link under "Further Information").
Following the presentations, participants are invited to share experiences from their municipalities in an open discussion and work together on possible solutions.
The working languages of the event are English and Arabic. Interpretation will be provided.
If you would like to participate in this event and share your experiences, please register via the online registration link.
If you have any questions or comments about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.