Have you suffered from the heat during the summer? Or were you, during cooler weather, almost blown over in a large square or around a tall building? Then you’ve experienced typical urban climate phenomena. Heat and wind in the city are both local urban climate phenomena that affect townspeople’s daily life. But everybody can also change the urban climate for the better. Individual house dwellers can take several measures to prevent uncomfortable microclimate around the house and garden. Think of greening facades and open green spaces surrounding a home. Also, designers and planners can do a lot to provide better microclimate in public spaces, for example by placing shade trees or windbreaks in the right places, by keeping ventilation areas open, by using materials that store little heat or areas of removing pavement where possible.
|Publication status||Published - 22 Oct 2016|
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