Urban hotspots and priority planting areas
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Heat Mapping

Urban Hotspots and Priority Planting Areas

The City of Whittlesea is developing their first urban greening strategy. To facilitate this, Edge investigated the location, extent, and severity of hotspots and heat islands across the Council area and in each suburb. The thermal mapping and analysis was combined with landcover mapping to identify priority planting locations within the Council and each suburb that should be the focus of cooling actions (specifically tree plantings).

City of Whittlesea
2019