A New York Times feature article titled How To Cool Down a City is emphasizing innovative urban planning in Singapore to combat rising temperatures. According to the article, there are some areas of the metropolis that are about six degrees hotter due to a high volume of buildings and a lack of greenery. Concrete and asphalt absorbs heat and releases it into the air at night, trapping heat within the densely populated areas. One particular Singaporean district, often dubbed “air conditioner alley,” is a stark example of how numerous independently made, uncoordinated choices can collectively lead to substantial heat increase. Here, hundreds of individual air conditioning units expel hot air from various residences and commercial establishments, all converging onto a narrow street.