Edge is leading the delivery of the Cool Suburbs Tool, as part of a project team which also includes HARC Consulting, Kinesis and the Water Sensitive Cities Institute. The project has been supported by a science panel to develop the evidence base for the tool including subject matter experts from Monash University, University of Melbourne, University of NSW and Western Sydney University.
As a business working on end-to end strategy through to implementation for the creation of cooler cities, Edge is excited to be involved with this ground–breaking project.
“As the impacts of climate change increase, developers and planners around Australia are looking at how they create cool cities that are more resilient to extreme heat. The Cool Suburbs Tool is the first rating tool that fully integrates urban heat science in a way that can help build cooler cities,” said Mark Siebentritt, Director at Edge Environment.