urban heat islands

  • Why Smooth Surfaces Make Your City Sizzle In Summer

    Why Smooth Surfaces Make Your City Sizzle In Summer

    It’s not just you, city-dwellers. Urban areas actually do get noticeably hotter than the rural areas around them, and that’s especially problematic in summertime. Why does that happen? Well, a new study says it all has to do with the aerodynamic shape of your city. In other words, the smoother your skyline, the hotter you’ll…