Simmering inequity: a city’s worst heat hits low-income residents, Nature, 10 October 2019

Nature, a prominent scientific journal, highlighted the research of Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Environmental Studies) Angel Hsu and her colleagues, who discovered that in 18 of the 25 cities investigated, the burden of urban heat fell more heavily on less affluent neighbourhoods than on richer districts. The analysis also found that neighbourhoods where plant life is sparse tended to be warmer than districts with lush vegetation, and the study’s authors said adding green spaces to lower income areas could help to relieve this inequality.

 

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