Europe’s Cities Weren’t Made for This Kind of Heat

www.citylab.com

Europe is hot, and I'm not using that in a positive context! The record breaking heat wave across London, Paris, and Amsterdam continues, with temperatures is signaling an urgent need for design and cultural changes to combat climate change. The cities (and their inhabitants) just were not designed for this kind of heat, with most European cities buildings design "focused on keeping heat in". This week, Paris hit 42.6 C (108.7 F) (shattering a 70 year old record), the Netherlands touched to 40.7 C (105.2 F), the first time ever the temperature has hit 40 in history and Germany got to 42.6 C (108.7 F) breaking the record that was hit...20 days prior! Keeping heat out is now a major priority!

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