A Fruitful Cooperation of Urban Meteorology and Design - the REALCOOL Project

  • João Antunes Granadeiro Cortesão (Speaker)
  • Lenzholzer, S. (Speaker)
  • Lisette Klok (Contributor)
  • Cor Jacobs (Speaker)
  • Jeroen Kluck (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


This presentation addressed the way urban meteorologists and designers cooperated towards one common goal in the ‘Really cooling water bodies in cities’ (REALCOOL) research project. Sharing the learnings of the REALCOOL project on these topics can help understanding how urban meteorology and design can cooperate better. Making a ‘design’ the object of inquiry is challenging for meteorological research. On the other hand, the synergetic combination of design elements is a major challenge for urban designers, which usually do not possess the same capacity of meteorologists in picturing invisible complex micrometeorological processes. The cooperation between both fields is therefore essential. Such as explored in the REALCOOL project, this requires knowing how to plan and orchestrate fruitful communication processes between urban designers and meteorologists.
Period6 Aug 2018
Event title10th International Conference on Urban Climate/14th Symposium on the Urban Environment
Event typeConference
LocationNew York, United StatesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational