RMIT SDGs study tour in Barcelona

RMIT SDGs study tour in Barcelona

Students on an RMIT Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) study tour in Barcelona have developed strategies to tackle urban heat – a growing challenge for cities around the world as urban populations increase.

Urban heat was one of the three global urban issues addressed by the students on the two-week study tour in Barcelona in June led by RMIT's Associate Professor Marco Amati from the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

The challenge on urban heat saw students consider innovative approaches to cool down the city of Barcelona, drawing on the city's existing innovation in urban planning, urban intervention and urban change. Students worked with the Barcelona City Council on the heat island effect and proposed innovative designs for public space as well as digital tools the city could use to make these spaces cooler.

With the study tour grounded in the framework of the SDGs, Amati said students could connect the challenges faced by Barcelona to the same issues being tackled by many other cities around the world.

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27 August 2019

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27 August 2019

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