Islands in the Sun

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Most urban areas are warming at twice the rate of the planet, increasing health risks during heat-related events. “Islands in the Sun: Redesigning Cities to Mitigate the Urban Heat Island Effect,” is quantifying factors contributing to urban heat island formation, developing models to assess strategies for reducing the effect, and applying select strategies to the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Project Leads

  • Peter Snyder
  • Tracy Twine