FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Heat is now a hot issue in India — The problem is particularly acute in India’s fast-growing cities. Thanks to the “urban heat island” effect, temperatures in cities run hotter in cities than in villages — all the pavements and concrete structures absorb the radiant heat and there are fewer green spaces to counter it. This article discusses Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan, launched in 2013, the first by a city in South Asia to try and reduce the devastating health effects of heat stress on the local population.
Read the whole piece here.
Published by Cityscope.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘Historic City of Ahmadabad‘
Published by UNESCO
This week the 600 year old Walled City of Ahmedabad has been declared India’s first World Heritage City.
You can download the nomination dossier here.
VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘Future is Now | Cities – Interview: Michael Bloomberg‘
Created by Norman Foster Foundation
Michael Bloomberg, Founder Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor, New York City talks about the future of cities. Interview by Francine Lacqua