Roadmap

One of the objectives of Cooling Singapore is to develop a roadmap that will help guide future UHI related R&D activates in Singapore, and act as a reference for policy makers.

So far, two position papers have been written. The OTC paper recommends definitions, metrics and measures to be used for OTC assessment in Singapore. The UHI paper proposes consensus-based definitions and metrics which can be used for UHI mitigation in Singapore.

It has become clear that a second phase of Cooling Singapore will be necessary if we want to be comprehensive in prioritising measures. This second phase will need to include two considerations that are currently out of scope:

  1. Economic considerations e.g. the impact on the economy if UHI is ignored, cost-benefit analysis of single or multiple measures.

  2. Health, heat stress and productivity impacts.

These two additional areas, combined with the current technical assessment of measures, will provide the foundation for a solid and more detailed roadmap.


 Source: Lina Meisen Photography

Source: Lina Meisen Photography

Workshops

Over the course of the project, four workshops were organised as a platform for conversations about the future of UHI and OTC policy and research. All workshops included the UHI Task Force of representatives from academic institutions and government agencies. For the third workshop, the Scientific Advisory Panel of Cooling Singapore was also invited to present their insights on the study of UHI and OTC in other cities.

The most recent workshop was held on June 01, 2018, intended to introduce agencies and researchers to the proposed projects of the next phase of Cooling Singapore.


 Cooling Singapore Task Force engaging with our researchers during Workshop #1, July 3 2018

Cooling Singapore Task Force engaging with our researchers during Workshop #1, July 3 2018

Cooling Agents Report

The Cooling Agents report was developed to provide a systematic overview of all research projects, organisations, and key personnel in Singapore that work on UHI analysis and mitigation aspects. Here, we also reviewed the relevant Masterplans, technology roadmaps, and other forward-looking documents/plans, and highlighted the key elements that contribute to heat generation today and in the future.

 The report will be in published October 2018.

 Cooling Agents report (tentative)

Cooling Agents report (tentative)