Inventory of climate adaptation measures
Keywords:climate adaptation, thermal comfort, urban design
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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