Sensing Hotterdam: Crowd sensing the Rotterdam urban heat island

  • Frank van der Hoeven Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Alexander Wandl Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Betul Demir Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Sophie Dikmans Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Jafeth Hagoort Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Marco Moretto Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Pinar Sefkatli Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Frans Snijder Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Siriluck Songsri Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Patrick Stijger Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Natalie Yakovleva Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Derk Wijtsma Delft University of Technology, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Bert Blocken Eindhoven University of Technology, Built Environment

Abstract

Sensing Hotterdam recorded the temperature in 1,000 Rotterdam homes and at 300 public spaces in the summer of 2014 in order to outline the links between the urban heat island, the built environment and public health in the city of Rotterdam. The measured outdoor temperature readings point to a clear heat island effect in Rotterdam. Temperatures in homes are generally higher than those in the surrounding area, and also show a large degree of variation. Indoor temperatures are less affected by local outdoor temperatures than we had expected.

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How to Cite
VAN DER HOEVEN, Frank et al. Sensing Hotterdam: Crowd sensing the Rotterdam urban heat island. SPOOL, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 43-58, nov. 2014. ISSN 2215-0900. Available at: <https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/spool/article/view/935>. Date accessed: 25 feb. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/spool.2014.2.935.

Keywords

urban heat; urban heat island; urban design; spatial planning; built environment; climate adaptation; Rotterdam; crowd sensing; citizen science

Published
2014-11-10