This project was carried out by UNSW Sydney and Swinburne University in collaboration with government and industry partners. This report briefly outlines the achievements of the project, incorporating several previously published reports and case studies (Craft et al., 2019; Ding and Craft, 2019) in addition to two new case studies in Parramatta and Macarthur Heights.
The main outcomes of the project include the following two online tools:
Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Decision Support Tool has restricted access. Login credentials can be requested from UHI-Index@unsw.edu.au A brief video is available here. The Urban Heat Island Mitigation Index tool is publicly available.
The report begins with project objectives, framework and identification of exemplar precincts for demonstrating the utility of the microclimate and urban heat island decision-support tool (UHI-DS Tool). The methods used for developing the tool are then described, followed by the key findings from three case studies that demonstrate the efficacy of the tool. Finally, the Urban Heat Island Mitigation Index is introduced, before concluding remarks are given on the project outcomes.