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Heat Exposure

2024-05-08 | Nature

Global climate change is widely recognized as a significant threat to human survival in the future, with heat exposure being one of the most notable phenomena experienced in urban areas. Heat exposure refers to prolonged exposure of the human body to high temperatures, which can have serious health implications including heat exhaustion, heat stress, and respiratory issues. In the field of urban planning, pertinent mitigation measures encompass green space initiatives, optimization of urban layout, enhancement of architectural design, and establishment of public infrastructure. These measures aim to bolster urban resilience and foster sustainable development in the face of escalating heat exposure challenges.


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Edited and Translated by Ma Chenshuo