Conveying the benefits of living turf - mitigation of the urban heat island effect (TU18000)
What’s it all about?
Beginning in late 2018, this investment is looking at the benefits of living turf when it comes to mitigating the ‘urban heat island effect’ (that is, how turf can make urban areas cooler), as compared to the use of synthetic turf. The evidence base it creates will be available to help the turf industry further engage in conversation with the community, and among itself.
Specific activities include determining the influence of living turf and synthetic turf on the urban heat island effect in Australian capital cities and urban areas, using modelling and simulating approaches, and then determining how changes in living and synthetic turf coverage can influence the urban heat island effect now and in future years, drawing on climate change information and changing development patterns.
This project is a strategic levy investment in the Hort Innovation Turf Fund