The CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) will host the inaugural Cooling Cities National Forum in Sydney this Friday.

The forum has been launched to discuss the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, a term which sees cities absorb and produce more heat than the surrounding countryside. Through a series of panel discussions and presentations, the CRCLCL and select guests will present evidence-based solutions to mitigate rising city temperatures around Australia.  

The Cooling Cities National Forum will also be used as a platform for the launch of CRCLCL’s Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies. The guide is intended as practical guidance for built environment professionals and regulatory agencies to moderate urban microclimates and mitigate urban heat island effects. It will be accompanied by a discussion paper.

There will also be an update on current work to develop an Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision Support Tool. A number of panel discussions on the day will additionally break down the current state of mitigation and planning, and what can be done in the future. 

Up to 100 key urban planning decision makers and experts are set to attend the inaugural forum.

Where: UNSW CBD Campus (1 O'Connell Street, Sydney)
When: Friday 4 August, 9am – 4.30pm