Project

GreenCities: Greening of Cities for Urban Cooling

Goal: Funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), GreenCities project aims to address the following question: “Are the cooling benefits provided by urban parks reduced by high humidity in the humid tropics and does this vary with time of day and season?”. The project is a new multi-disciplinary international partnership designed to bring together leading scientists from the UK and Brazil. The collaboration focuses on key knowledge gaps in our understanding of how urban greenspace provides cooling in humid tropical regions. This partnership will allow us to develop new models for urban cooling relevant across the humid tropics to extend the capability of tools available in the UK, and which can support urban planning to improve human health and wellbeing under climate change.

Duration: October 2022 - September 2024.

Total value: ~£125k

Principal investigator
Professor Prashant Kumar (Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research, GCARE, University of Surrey)

Co-investigators
• Professor Laurence Jones (Principal Scientist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
• Professor Maria de Fatima Andrade (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• Professor Leandro Luiz Giatti (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• Professor Adelaide Cassia Nardocci (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Paulo Sergio Cardoso da Silva (Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, IPEN/CNEN-SP)
• Professor Edmilson Dias de Freitas (University of Sao Paulo)
• Professor Regina Maura de Miranda (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Carlos Eduardo Souto-Oliveira (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Thiago Nogueira (University of Sao Paulo)
• Professor Taciana Toledo (Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais)
• Professor Leila Martins (Federal Technology University, Paraná - UTFPR)
• Professor Pedro Perez-Martinez (FECFAU-UNICAMP)
• Dr Silvia Ribeiro de Souza (Institute of Environmental Research, State of São Paulo)

Date: 31 October 2022 - 1 October 2024

Updates
0 new
1
Recommendations
0 new
1
Followers
0 new
4
Reads
6 new
39

Project log

Private Profile
added an update
UKRI / NERC / FAPESP GreenCities Kick-off Meeting.
01 November 2022 9:00 - 17:00 (Sao Paulo, Brazil Local Time) Venue: Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo (FSP-USP) Anfiteatro Paula Souza. Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 715 - São Paulo, Brazil
Hybrid Meeting (In-person & Online)
 
pdf
GreenCities Kick-off Meeting-Agenda.pdf
Prashant Kumar
added a project goal
Funded by Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), GreenCities project aims to address the following question: “Are the cooling benefits provided by urban parks reduced by high humidity in the humid tropics and does this vary with time of day and season?”. The project is a new multi-disciplinary international partnership designed to bring together leading scientists from the UK and Brazil. The collaboration focuses on key knowledge gaps in our understanding of how urban greenspace provides cooling in humid tropical regions. This partnership will allow us to develop new models for urban cooling relevant across the humid tropics to extend the capability of tools available in the UK, and which can support urban planning to improve human health and wellbeing under climate change.
Duration: October 2022 - September 2024.
Total value: ~£125k
Principal investigator
Professor Prashant Kumar (Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research, GCARE, University of Surrey)
Co-investigators
• Professor Laurence Jones (Principal Scientist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
• Professor Maria de Fatima Andrade (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• Professor Leandro Luiz Giatti (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
• Professor Adelaide Cassia Nardocci (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Paulo Sergio Cardoso da Silva (Energy and Nuclear Research Institute, IPEN/CNEN-SP)
• Professor Edmilson Dias de Freitas (University of Sao Paulo)
• Professor Regina Maura de Miranda (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Carlos Eduardo Souto-Oliveira (University of Sao Paulo)
• Dr Thiago Nogueira (University of Sao Paulo)
• Professor Taciana Toledo (Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais)
• Professor Leila Martins (Federal Technology University, Paraná - UTFPR)
• Professor Pedro Perez-Martinez (FECFAU-UNICAMP)
• Dr Silvia Ribeiro de Souza (Institute of Environmental Research, State of São Paulo)