City of Melbourne combatting heatwaves to protect economy

The City of Melbourne reviewed the effects of a recent heatwave (January 14-17, 2014), and found that the city and local businesses lost $37 million in revenue.

Melbourne is taking steps to help residents and businesses cope with increasing urban heat as a member of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Program.  Read more about their efforts here.

Download the full report on the economic impact of the heatwave on business below.

Publication Date: March 2014

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