Cooling our cities starts with our roofs

Our cities are some of the hottest places on the planet due to the amount of infrastructure and people that reside there.

These areas are often called urban heat islands, which means because of the city congestion they experience a stronger humidity during the warmer months and carry a different kind of heat than rural areas.

Geoff Smith and Angus Gentle are from the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UTS, and their research looks at how cooling our cities and their surroundings can be achieved if we reevaluate the purpose of our roofs.


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