The CRC-LCL “urban micro climate” supports end user-driven research collaborations to address the major challenge of climate change facing Australia. Our researchers are dedicated to integrated building systems and engaged communities.
89 % of Australians live in cities and 61 % of Australians live within a radius of 75 km surrounding the five largest cities (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide). Urban climate science has never been more important for us.
Australian cities need to prepare for more frequent, intense and longer-lasting heatwaves, experts say, which could lead to restrictions on black roads and roofs that contribute to dangerous heat traps. [...]