Weather in the City - How Design Shapes the Urban Climate

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Abstract

A beautifully designed square where you are almost blown over, an apartment in the city where the summer heat keeps you awake at night. We all know examples of urban and landcape architectural design that doesn’t sufficiently take the urban climate into account. With clear texts and insightful and inspirational illustrations, this book shows how clever urban design can make the city more comfortable. The way we experience the microclimate depends on physical and environmental psychological factors. Based on these factors, the way the basic processes of the urban climate work, and how these can be influenced through spatial planning and urban design are explained. 'Weather in the city. How Design Shapes the Urban Climate' is richly illustrated with photographs, illustrations and many examples from temperate climate regions all over the world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRotterdam
PublisherNai 010 Uitgevers/Publishers
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)9789462081987
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • microclimate
  • towns
  • urban planning
  • environmental psychology
  • urban environment
  • green infrastructure
  • vegetation

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