Urban heat islands (ICU) in the City of Fribourg

Through this project, the City of Fribourg wishes to equip itself with a decision-making and communication tool to anticipate and raise awareness of the consequences of global warming on urban comfort and human health, on urban planning (nature in town) and on the consumption and production of renewable energy.

On the one hand, the master plan for the Canton of Fribourg assumes a 50% increase in population by 2050 and, on the other hand, the Spatial Planning Act imposes a principle of urban densification towards the interior of the city. Taking into account global warming, an increase in temperatures in the city, like urban heat islands (ICU), is a foregone conclusion.