January 29, 2023

Guldmann Publishes Article on Urban Parks, Heat Islands, and Landscape Patterns

The emeritus professor’s article appears in Landscape and Urban Planning

Emeritus Professor of City and Regional Planning Jean-Michael Guldmann published “Linking urban park cool island effects to the landscape patterns inside and outside the park: A simultaneous equation modeling approach” (with Wei Liao, Li Hu, Qiongwen Cao, Dexin Gan, Xiaoma Li) in Landscape and Urban Planning.

Urban parks have significant cooling effects that alleviate the urban heat island (UHI). The park cool island intensity (PCII), the temperature difference between outside and inside a park, is a widely used indicator of a park’s cooling ability. Understanding the driving factors of the PCII is crucial for better urban park planning and management.

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