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Urban Heat Island: An Environmental and Public Health Crisis by ClimateYou blogger Paul Rivers

With the coming impacts of climate change it is important that government agencies begin to address the forms of city infrastructure that prolong hot weather conditions. Climate change will result in increasing air temperatures in city areas, exposing residents to harmful high temperatures. It is well documented that cities around the world experience what is

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Manufacturing Islands to cope with Rising Sea-levels by City-Tech blogger Dave Persaud

As sea levels rise more and more, it’s becoming crucial for us to find a way to cope with this change. One nonprofit company, Seasteading Institute aims to help us cope with this issue by building islands to form a city in the South Pacific. This plan will allow us to live on these islands

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Building Greener by City-Tech Blogger Dave Persaud

I came across an article on ClimateYou that discussed building passive homes. Passive homes are homes that are built to a high standard which are very energy efficient and requires little heat to warm the house. The house is built using very good insulation and sealed air tight to maintain the temperatures inside. It uses solar energy

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Vertical Greening by CityTech Blogger Dave

The topic that I have chosen to write about this week is one that I have never heard of before. I saw it while reviewing the sheet that we received in the beginning of the semester on topics to discuss. The topic is vertical greening. Not having any prior experience with the topic of climate

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Climate Change Effects on Buildings & Construction by City Tech Blogger David Persaud

Buildings are never meant to last forever, but with the climate changing, buildings of the future will have to withstand a lot more than they do today. According to the article “Climate change impact on buildings and constructions” by ClimateChangeAdaption, future buildings will be in more danger compared to today. “Increase in the risk of

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