Cooling Common Spaces in Densifying Urban Environments: A Review of Best Practice and Guide for Western Sydney Renewal

Abby Mellick Lopes
Vanicka Arora
Stephen Healy
Emma Power
Helen Armstrong
Katherine Gibson
Cameron Tonkinwise

In answering the following research question: What design features allow for both comfort and mobility in the hot city, and what design features detract from this? What climate-resilient social practices are these features enabling and disabling? this report develops a new approach to understanding and designing cool cities: cool commons. The report sets out the new conceptual approach of Cool Commons.