The Athens challenge was to provide solutions to reducing the urban temperature and mitigate urban heat islands in the city. To do this, Athens plan to utilize existing municipal buildings e.g. schools and abandoned building lots to transform them into green spaces to improve the city’s microclimate. Ultimately, the solution should be holistic, incorporating multiple aspects such as lowering energy consumption and increase food resilience.
The city of Athens hosted a workshop 25-26 September to co-create solutions to the urban heat island effects facing Athens.