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GREY TO GREEN 2: CONCRETE DATA

SOLUTION TO THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND

Keynote Presentations:

Dr. Brian Stone, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Jason Vargo, University of Wisconsin- Madison

Steven Spears, Design Workshop

Maria Koetter, Office of Sustainability, Louisville, KY

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

 

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