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How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

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How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change cunaplus/Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney

 

Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly “out of place” as average temperatures rise.

 

The days above 40℃ and nights above 30℃ are increasing, especially in the expanding suburbs of Australian cities.

 

This presents us with a massive redesign project. Our Cooling the Commons research project, funded by Landcom, has launched a new approach using design patterns to guide how we design, and redesign, how we live in response to a changing climate.

 

A design pattern is first an observation: “People in that kind of designed situation tend to do this sort (...)

 

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