Urban Planning, Environment and Health

Èrica Martínez: The 'Heat Island' Effect

A key concern in many cities is the heat they accumulate, as this increases the mortality rate, especially that related to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Luckily, as ISGlobal researcher Èrica Martínez explains, architecture and urban planning can help reduce the "heat island" effect.

This video is part of the monograph "5 Keys to Healthier Cities". Discover how to move towards the #CitiesWeWant at: http://ciudadesquequeremos.isglobal.org