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Can We Have More Green Roofs?

March 12 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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How can we use data to cope with environmental issues and propose strategic responses?

Can We Have More Green Roofs?” is a research project intending to examine the qualification of currently available and appropriate empty roof spaces in NYC owned by the city government that can be converted to green roofs to mediate the negative impact of the urban heat island effect.

The project covers the geographical area of a selected borough in New York suffering the most from the heat island effect and finds available spaces to address the issue. By examining the outcome through GIS multi-criteria analysis based on the NYC Open Data platform datasets, we hypothesize that the city government can add additional green roofs to the building in the selected borough experiencing severe heat island effects and lacking green urban infrastructures.

Through this event, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the methodology on how data can help identify urban issues and inform planning strategies. There will be data exploration, walkthroughs, and application demonstrations.

We look forward to seeing you on the 12th!


March 12 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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