Built sunshade in six New Zealand public spaces
New Zealand has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Internationally, the provision and use of shade is considered a key strategy in the prevention of skin cancer, but there has been little research undertaken on how well shade canopies in public spaces provide UVR protection for their users... Read more...
Cancer Society of New Zealand
The Cancer Society of New Zealand has developed a resource that provides recommendations and considerations for shade provision.
Cancer Council Victoria, Australia
Cancer Council Victoria's shade audit tool allows you to assess the quality and need for shade at various sites within Australia.
Shade audit software tool
An Australian company, WebShade, has developed a ShadeAudit software tool, called Check Your Risk, that you can purchase.
Check Your Risk helps communities, including schools, make sure that their outdoor play areas are sun safe. You can:
- check the risk of exposure to UV radiation during outdoor activities
- consider options to reduce that risk
- keep rechecking the risk until it is reduced.