Kathy Baughman-McLeod discusses the Atlantic Council’s Arsht-Rock Resilience Centre’s ‘Hot Cities, Chilled Economies’ report, which looks at the effects that heat is having on 12 cities around the world.
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Remigijus Šimašius, the mayor of Vilnius, talks about the city’s 12-point street-design manual, which ensures that a key technique for cooling our urban environments – greenery – stays at the top of the list.
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