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1. Architectural & Environmental Measures

Architectural and Environmental Measures are interventions that change the physical conditions of an area or a selected space to reduce the urban heat island effect. There is a wide range of architectural interventions that deal with heat stress. Based on a study of architectural measures that could be implemented in informal areas of the Greater Cairo Region, more than 10 different adaptation measures were identified. These adaptation measures are: façade plastering with and without painting, rooftop/street solar shading, rooftop farming, green walls, sidewalk greening, street trees, greening of unused spaces, window designs, ventilation openings, wind catchers, and solar chimneys.

Adaptation Measures Report (AR)

Adaptation Measures Report (EN)

Architectural Measures Technical Note

European Union German Cooperation GIZ Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements