Impacts, strategies and tools to mitigate UHI

A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment

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Title Impacts, strategies and tools to mitigate UHI
 
Creator Leal Filho, Walter
Echevarria Icaza, Leyre
Omenche, Victoria
Al-Amin, Abul Quasem
 
Description The impacts of climate changes to cities, which are home to over half of the world´s population, are already being felt. In many cases, the intensive speed with which urban centres have been growing means that little attention has been paid to the role played by climatic factors in maintaining the quality of life. Among the negative consequences of rapid city growth is the expansion of the problems posed by urban heat islands, defined as areas in a city that are much warmer than in other sites, especially in comparison with rural areas.
This paper analyses the consistency of the UHI related literature in three stages: first it outlines its characteristics and impacts in a wide variety of cities around the world, which poses pressures to public health in many different countries. Then it introduces strategies which may be employed in order to reduce its effects, and finally, it analyses available tools to systematize the initial high-level assessment of the phenomenon for multidisciplinary teams involved in the urban planning process. The analysis of the literature on the characteristics, impacts, strategies and digital tools to assess on the UHI, reveals the wide variety of parameters, methods, tools and strategies analysed and suggested in the different studies, which does not always allow to compare or standardize the diagnosis or solutions.
 
Publisher TU Delft Open
 
Date 2018-12-20
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3462
10.7480/abe.2017.20.3462
 
Source A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 20 (2017): Urban and regional heat island adaptation measures in the Netherlands; 67-102
A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment; No 20 (2017): Urban and regional heat island adaptation measures in the Netherlands; 67-102
2214-7233
2212-3202
10.7480/abe.2017.20
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3462/3610
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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