Urban Heat Island Management Study: Urban Climate Lab 2017
The Dallas Urban Heat Island Management Study, commissioned
by the Texas Trees Foundation, is among the first comprehensive heat management assessments focused on a major city and constitutes one component of a broader effort to enhance environmental quality, improve health and livability, and reduce heat mortality in Dallas. This study assesses the extent to which the Dallas area is warming due to urban development and deforestation, estimates the extent to which rising temperatures are impacting public health, and provides a scientific foundation for the development of urban heat
management plans and programs.