What is an urban heat island?

Cities are often referred to as urban heat islands. This is due to the lack of vegetation in city centers when compared to suburban, exurban and rural areas.


Buildings, asphalt, and concrete absorb solar energy, resulting in the emission of …

What is green infrastructure?

Green infrastructure includes strategically planned and managed networks of natural lands, working landscapes and other open, green spaces that conserve ecosystem values and functions and provide associated benefits to human populations. These natural lands, working landscapes and open, green spaces