Mosaic Insights was engaged by the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, the Australian Water Partnership and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to analyse the cooling benefit of urban forestry and irrigation for the city of Amaravati in India, which is currently under construction. Basing spatial information on a masterplan we applied the CRC developed TARGET model to the city-scale and to the street-scale to quantify how urban forestry will impact the temperature and heat stress levels in this new city.
We determined that throughout the city increased street trees and irrigated grass has the potential to reduce temperatures and improve human thermal comfort across the city, while at the street scale adding trees along the canals gives the most benefits in the morning as opposed to the afternoon.
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The insights gained from this project will inform future planning and design decisions for the new city of Amaravati.