SB1 Case Study: Capital Region Transportation Sector: Urban Heat Island Reduction Plan

Source

Authors

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District

Published

2020

Description

Extreme heat is increasingly threatening the health, safety, infrastructure, and the economy of California’s Capital Region. To address this challenge, between May 2018 and February 2020, the Capital Region Urban Heat Island Mitigation Project evaluated the most effective strategies to reduce the urban heat island (UHI) effect – the additional heat in urban areas generated by the built environment. The project developed a model of the UHI effect in the Sacramento Region to analyze the effectiveness of transportation-oriented heat mitigation measures. These findings were translated into transportation resilience planning recommendations for local governments.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme heat

Resource Type Tags

ICARP Case Study

Topics

Extent: Davis, El Dorado County, Sacramento, Sacramento County, Yolo County

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Last updated: March 4, 2021