Reducing urban heat risk

Our cities are getting hotter. Extreme hot weather events are happening more frequently and as a result London and other major cities around the world face significant risks.

How do we develop approaches to understand and address urban heat risk?

This report, identifies the factors which contribute to urban heat risk, and has developed approaches and responses to address these factors.

  • Simplifies the main factors which contribute to urban heat risk into three categories; the triple risk index.

  • Enabled the mapping and visualisation of relevant data sets at a range of spatial scales – city, borough, neighbourhood – highlighting 'triple risk' areas where physical factors coincide with building forms conducive to heat risk and vulnerable people.

  • Recommends approaches and responses to manage and mitigate against urban heat risk.

  • Provides key messages for decision makers in London.

Download the summarised report.

Reducing urban heat risk