The City of Dallas has 35% impervious surface that absorbs heat during the day which it slowly releases during the night. The ramifications of what is know as the “urban heat island effect” is impacting ability to draw and retain new talent, meet air quality standards, control flooding, and guarantee a good quality of life for Texas and visitors.
Texas Trees Foundation’s new 2017 Urban Heat Island Study reveals the consequences if we do not address this issue through mitigation of existing conditions, new urban design and policies to mitigate the impact of our existing heat island effect.
Dallas Urban Heat Management Study
Brian Stone Professor and Director, Urban Climate Lab Georgia Institute of Technology www.urbanclimate.gatech.edu