Project aim: To assess the potential for greening projects to reduce the heat island effect and assess what potential benefits this will have on the RMIT community within the city campus. The heat island effect will be investigated, including impacts of climate futures on the RMIT urban environment targetting adaptation strategies to reduce the heat island effect. Hotspots at the City Campus will be identified and a benefits analysis of urban greening (or urban cooling), considering both social and environmental outcomes undertaken.
Industry partner: RMIT University Property Services Group
RMIT Property Services Group (PSG) is responsible for managing the University’s portfolio of properties, valued at $1 billion and encompassing 131 buildings across all of RMIT’s campuses and sites. The University’s land holding is 75.4 ha (186.3175 acres). Part of the Resources portfolio and based on the City campus, Property Services is responsible for operating, maintaining and enhancing all RMIT-owned buildings across RMIT’s onshore campuses (City, Bundoora and Brunswick). Property Services is focused on providing quality and sustainable built environments to support all of RMIT University’s activities.