Too hot to handle, cities and heatwaves

27.02.24 By

In 2020, Western Sydney was the hottest place on earth at a sweltering 50°C*. But Western Sydney is not alone – places right around the country are clocking scorching temperatures and breaking records time and time again.

So what is it about our urban places that make them so hot and what can we do to design a cooler future in the face of climate change? Emma Bacon, from the non profit Sweltering Cities, and Sydney City Planner Sam Austin, join us and provide solutions to heat proofing our homes against increasing temperatures driven by climate change.

Check out our new heat map tool to find out how hot your suburb could be by 2090 if we don’t take the necessary action needed this decade.