Cool Policies for Cool Cities: Best Practices for Mitigating Urban Heat Islands in North American Cities

Report U1405, June 2014

By: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Eric Mackres, Global Cool Cities Alliance
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Urban Heat Resilience

This report discusses urban heat islands and presents several strategies that North American cities are using to mitigate the impacts of this issue. It focused its analysis on the type of strategies that a city employed, the goals, voluntary and mandatory policies and programs to implement the mitigation strategy, the funding and budgeting, and the progress in achieving the goal.