One of the creative characters on Twitter is @_biciman_ who has a wonderful take on cities with his colourful and poignant drawings.
Here is an image of the heat island effect, and of course, the solution:
And the remedy for everything that will make the city cleaner, less congested, with better air quality more fun and keep people physically and mentally healthier:
You can follow @_biciman_ from Spain on this link and be inspired by his art.
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I learned about the urban heat island effect in the late 1980s and it’s finally good to see more action on the subject. Yes, we need to mediate the effect through more greenspace, larger species trees with large canopies and green roofs. The reflective or albedo effect also needs to be part of the solution. Building codes and bylaws need to prohibit black asphalt and require white or lighter shade roofing. Water collection methods that don’t compromise roof membranes/ rain screens need to also allow for evaporation over time and minimize mosquito breeding.