SILVIA TAVARES

Urban Heat: Mapping temperature in Ipswich

Professor Karine Dupré and I are undertaking a survey to enhance the understanding of Urban Heat Islands (UHI) on the Ipswich (Queensland, Australia). The information provided about local areas within Ipswich will be considered in steps to reduce UHI through urban design and other methods.

We have been using sensors to capture temperature and humidity data in three locations across Ipswich, and locals’ experience and thoughts regarding the temperature are fundamental for improving public spaces performance in regard to heat. Feedback shared in this survey will help tell us how well the urban design of the area is meeting the need to alleviate heat. The expected benefits of the research are a better understanding of i) how the urban context surrounding can contribute to increase/decrease temperatures; ii) how the cultural context might impact the design of better thermally regulated environments.

If you live in Ipswich, we would appreciate if you could complete our questionnaire which should take between 3 and 10 minutes to complete. There are no foreseeable risks associated with participation in this research. No identification will be required whilst participating in the survey.

The survey is available here: https://www.shapeyouripswich.com.au/urban-heat

This research is led by Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast in partnership with Ipswich City Council (ethics Ref No:2019/583).

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