Cooling Singapore is a research project dedicated to developing solutions to address the urban heat challenge in Singapore.
Singapore has become warmer in recent years as a result of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Reducing this effect, and so improving the thermal comfort for the city’s residents, will require the combined effort from many stakeholders from government, academia, and private sector.
The UHI has become a matter of increasing concern because of its many, mainly negative, effects upon the quality of urban life. In tropical Singapore, increased temperatures due to UHI negatively affect people’s liveability and outdoor thermal comfort (OTC).
Many of these problems are likely to become more severe in the future, partly because of urban growth but also exacerbated by the impacts of climate change upon cities. Tackling such a complex undertaking necessitates a multidisciplinary and all-of-government approach.
The Cooling Singapore (CS) project is funded by the Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF). The project partners are the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC), Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), TUMCREATE (Technical University Munich), National University of Singapore (NUS), and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).