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Editorial: Urban Heat Island (UHI) and its Mitigation through Urban Planning, Design, and Landscaping
The most significant thermal phenomenon of a city in relation to the climate is urban heat island (UHI). The UHI intensity is the temperature difference between an urban and a rural site under the same climate conditions. Air temperatures in the densely built area are higher compared to the ones in the surrounding sub-urban areas due to positive urban thermal balance.