Inventory of climate adaptation measures

Authors

  • Laura Kleerekoper TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Marjolein van Esch TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Tadeo Baldiri Salcedo TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Keywords:

climate adaptation, thermal comfort, urban design

Abstract

Following up the effects of climate change in urban areas in the previous chapter, this chapter gives an inventory of the possible measures to improve urban areas in relation to thermal comfort. Many adaptation measures to improve thermal comfort also adress other climate adaptation aspects such as water nuisance and draught. This inventory comprises the effects of the adaptation measures vegetation, water, urban geometry and materials and colour. Effects are given in various parameters such as air temperature, mean radiant temperature, energy reduction and range of influence. Described effects are based on literature studies and results from the Climate Proof Cities program. Each sub-section concludes with strategies for implementation in which the feasibility and applicatbility are described by examples from practise when available.

This answers the following research question:
Which urban design measures can contribute to climate adaptation, especially in terms of heat?

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Published

2016-07-07

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