Urban measures for hot weather conditions in a temperate climate condition
A review study
Keywords:urban measures, thermal comfort, urban design, heat mitigation
After the inventory of climate adaptation measures in the previous chapter, we now know which measures are available. To be able to make choices between adaptation measures, more insight is required in their relative effect, as well as in the effect of measures in a specific context and when combined with each other. In this chapter the effects on thermal comfort of various adaptation measures is studied with model calculations.
This chapter discusses the effects of urban design and meteorological parameters on thermal comfort for pedestrians at street level, partly answering the research question: What is the indication of general and/or location specific effects of heat mitigation measures on thermal comfort in The Netherlands?
And with a focus on simulation outcomes in the thermal comfort indicator it answers the sub question: What are the effects on air temperature and human comfort for the temperate climate condition of the Netherlands?
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