A Warming Climate, a Rising Mortality Rate, and the Urban Heat Island Effect in Athens, Greece
- Student Recipient: Constantine Chrisafis, Environmental Design
- Faculty Mentor: Danielle Rivera
- Grant Information: 2019 Summer, Individual Grant
- Project Description: My objective is to propose a series of design interventions to help mitigate the urban heat island effect in the city. My deliverables include a research paper with a series of graphics showing the scale of the urban heat island effect in several sites around the city. Athens is a city struggling with an economic crisis, government mismanagement, brain drain and a lack of political will to propose innovative solutions to this pressing issue. It’s my duty as a designer, and urban thinker, to understand this complex problem and provide potential resolutions.