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CBCity is calling on all ‘citizen scientists’ to get involved in a research project investigating urban heat issues.
The project, sponsored by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and developed in collaboration with Council, University of NSW and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, aims to measure heat across Canterbury-Bankstown.
Mayor Khal Asfour invited residents to attend an event at Gough Whitlam Reserve, Earlwood, on Saturday 30 March, from 9am-noon.
"Locals will help collect information on how parks and streets are affected by heat," he said.
"The focus is often on the global impact of climate change but we need to understand what is happening at a local level, in our own City, if we are going to change it.
"January this year was the hottest January on record in Australia. By attending our event, we hope the local community will have a better understanding on what urban heat is and how to mitigate and adapt to its effects."
Council has previously taken many steps to reduce heat across the City, including:
For more information on the urban heat project, or to be involved, call 9707 9000, or visit citizenscienceproject.org.au
19/03/2019 10:25 AM