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Urban vegetation for reducing heat related mortality

Simulation results showed that the average seasonal summer temperatures can be reduced in the range of around 0.5 and 2 C if Melbourne CBD were replaced by vegetated suburbs and planted parklands, respectively. (Increase from 17% to 33% cover)

Chen, D; et al

Journal of Environmental Pollution, Vol. 192, 2014

5-28% and 37-99% reduction in heat-related mortality rate have been estimated by doubling Melbourne's vegetation coverage and transforming the city into parklands, respectively