Correspondence : Optimize urban shade using digital twins of cities

Bin CHEN*, Chen LIN, Peng GONG, Jiafu AN

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Shade is crucial in cities that are subject to increasingly intense heat (V. K. Turner et al. Nature 619, 694–697; 2023). We suggest that digital twins of cities could help in planning responses to mitigate heat risk — for example, by modelling various types of urban shade and pinpointing the populations and locations that are most likely to be affected.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Specialist publicationNature
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2023

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  • Climate change
  • Computer science
  • Environmental sciences


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