Non-profit AI data tool helping cities predict urban heating effects

Evergreen, a non-profit advocating for more green public spaces, has developed the product in partnership with a data analytics and engineering company.

Why It Matters

Applying predictive models and machine learning to a dataset can help municipal governments understand where to direct funding for urban cooling infrastructure. However, developing and maintaining the appropriate digital tools can be challenging.

An evolving tool that uses predictive models and AI learning could be an instrumental resource as Canadian cities grapple with heat islands due to climate change. In 2022, the Regional Municipality of Peel joined Evergreen’s ongoing work on AI for the Resilient City. This tool uses open data sources to map the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI) in particular regions.

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