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SI: Survivability under Overheating: The Impact of Regional and Global Climate Change on the Vulnerable and Low-Income Population

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Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
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Sustainable Building Innovation Lab, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Climate 2020, 8(11), 122; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli8110122
Received: 19 October 2020 / Revised: 20 October 2020 / Accepted: 21 October 2020 / Published: 24 October 2020
The present special issue discusses three significant challenges of the built environment, namely regional and global climate change, vulnerability, and survivability under the changing climate. Synergies between local climate change, energy consumption of buildings and energy poverty, and health risks highlight the necessity to develop mitigation strategies to counterbalance overheating impacts. The studies presented here assess the underlying issues related to urban overheating. Further, the impacts of temperature extremes on the low-income population and increased morbidity and mortality have been discussed. The increasing intensity, duration, and frequency of heatwaves due to human-caused climate change is shown to affect underserved populations. Thus, housing policies on resident exposure to intra-urban heat have been assessed. Finally, opportunities to mitigate urban overheating have been proposed and discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change; urban heat island; mitigation; resilience; survivability; low-income population climate change; urban heat island; mitigation; resilience; survivability; low-income population
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Synnefa, A.; Haddad, S.; Rajagopalan, P.; Santamouris, M. SI: Survivability under Overheating: The Impact of Regional and Global Climate Change on the Vulnerable and Low-Income Population. Climate 2020, 8, 122.

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