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Cooling the City

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Cooling the City
Mr. Andrew Hewson, RCE Greater Western Sydney (Penrith City Council)
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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Cooling the City

  1. 1. 1 COOLING THE CITY Climate mitigation in Western Sydney Andrew Hewson Penrith City Council
  2. 2. 2 47OC or 117OF Jan 7, 2018
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  4. 4. • Heat is a challenge across our region • Existing vegetation acts to mitigate heat • Hottest places are car parks, industrial & commercial areas • Opportunity locations include: – Bus stops – Public exercise areas – Areas around schools – Car parks – Footpaths, verges, road reserves and roundabouts KEY FINDINGS
  5. 5. 1. Policy & Planning 2. Community Engagement 3. Green Infrastructure 4. Water Sensitive Urban Design 5. Increased Reflectivity 6. Social AREAS OF ACTION
  6. 6. ACTIONS COMPLETED
  7. 7. ACTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES
  8. 8. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT / SOCIAL
  9. 9. 10 • Use evidence to work strategically • Take time to build internal and external relationships • Physical works at the same time as community engagement • Celebrate your wins RECCOMENDATIONS

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