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Urban heat islands are metropolitan areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. The main causes are modification of the land surface by urban development and waste heat generated by energy usage. Heat island problems are becoming more pressing as cities continue to grow and sprawl.This comprehensive book brings together the latest information about heat islands and their mitigation. Heat island formation and the problems they cause, mitigation technologies and their benefits and policies, and actions for cooling communities are described in full. The author includes sections on roof cooling and cool paving and explains their benefits in detail, providing practical guidelines for their selection and installation. The book also includes effective methodologies for using trees and vegetation for cooling, such as green roofs. In this groundbreaking book, Lisa Gartland offers a comprehensive source of information for turning heat islands into cool communities.