Using Watered Landscapes to Manipulate Urban Heat Island Effects: How Much Water Will It Take to Cool Phoenix?

TitleUsing Watered Landscapes to Manipulate Urban Heat Island Effects: How Much Water Will It Take to Cool Phoenix?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsGober P
JournalJournal of the American Planning Association
Volume76
Issue1
Pagination109-121
Source DocumentAccessible with appropriate permission
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The urban heat commons: vegetation cooling services in Metropolitan Phoenix

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The case of urban vegetation cooling service at Metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, USA is an addition to the original Common-Pool Resource (CPR) database. This case was created in 2013 by Yujia Zhang at Arizona State University. Metropolitan Phoenix is one of the fastest growing regions in the southwest U.S. In contrast to its rapid urban expansion, this area possesses inadequate natural resources and faces unique challenges of sustainable development. The commons dilemma in this case is to balance...
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