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Graduate Research School Available Projects Cooling Cairns: Design solutions for urban heat in Northern Australia

Cooling Cairns: Design solutions for urban heat in Northern Australia

Title of Project

Cooling Cairns: Design solutions for urban heat in Northern Australia

Advisor/s

A/Prof Lisa Law

College or Research Centre

College of Science & Engineering

Summary of Project

Cairns is already a warm place so reducing the urban heat island effect to improve thermal comfort for the city’s residents is important and requires a combined effort of many stakeholders across the university, local government and industry sector. The research will explore design solutions that work in tropical climates, working with local government to embed solutions within planning schemes and local designer’s toolkits. Comparative research across Northern Australia is particularly welcome, as is research that connects to the wider Asia Pacific region.

Key Words

urban heat island; tropical heat; urban design; Cairns

Would suit an applicant who

A student interested in climate change and cities who has a Masters/ Honours degree (or equivalent) in geography, planning or architecture, with strong research and analytical skills. Outstanding applicants are eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Research Scholarship at JCU.

Updated: 25 May 2020