A green environment is essential for a resilient climate and a sustainable environment in the city. It reduces air pollution, provides water storage, dampens noise and cools in warm periods. For example, the cooling of hot air in the city can be done by the strategic construction of open areas. In this dossier you can find news, background and results of research on urban climate.
Summer in the City
With collected data, a model is made which predicts the temperature in the city.
- Modelling and observing urban climate in the Netherlands - 2011
- Exploring the Urban Heat Island Intensity of Dutch cities - 2011
- Modeling the influence of open water surfaces on the summertime temperature and thermal comfort in the city - aug 2013
- Crowdsourcing urban air temperatures from smartphone battery temperatures - aug 2013
- Quantifying urban heat island effects and human comfort for cities of variable size and urban morphology in the Netherlands - okt 2011
- Use of a mobile platform for assessing urban heat stress in Rotterdam