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First Advisor

Marja Bakermans

Date

2015

Abstract

Temperatures in cities are higher than surrounding areas. This is known as the urban heat island effect (UHI). UHI poses a threat to the environment, human health, and biodiversity. We looked at strategies to reduce the UHI effect for the city of Boston by looking at data from previous studies, conducting interviews, and performing cost analyses. These address economic, environmental, social and political aspects to find the optimal solution.

Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2015)

Keywords

Biosphere, Atmosphere and Human Fears

Disciplines

Architecture | Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Engineering | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Biosphere, Atmosphere and Human Fears

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

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Poster Presentation, Judges Award (2015)

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