Urban Overheating Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

The combination of global warming and urban sprawl is the origin of the most hazardous climate change effect detected at urban level: Urban Heat Island, representing the urban overheating respect to the countryside surrounding the city. This book includes 18 papers representing the state of the art of detection, assessment mitigation and adaption to urban overheating. Advanced methods, strategies and technologies are here analyzed including relevant issues as: the role of urban materials and fabrics on urban climate and their potential mitigation, the impact of greenery and vegetation to reduce urban temperatures and improve the thermal comfort, the role the urban geometry in the air temperature rise, the use of satellite and ground data to assess and quantify the urban overheating and develop mitigation solutions, calculation methods and application to predict and assess mitigation scenarios. The outcomes of the book are thus relevant for a wide multidisciplinary audience, including: environmental scientists and engineers, architect and urban planners, policy makers and students.

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  • Author : Michele Zinzi
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Pages : 350 pages
  • ISBN : 3038976369
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications
  • Author : Michele Zinzi,Matheos Santamouris
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release : 04 April 2019
GET THIS BOOKUrban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

The combination of global warming and urban sprawl is the origin of the most hazardous climate change effect detected at urban level: Urban Heat Island, representing the urban overheating respect to the countryside surrounding the city. This book includes 18 papers representing the state of the art of detection, assessment mitigation and adaption to urban overheating. Advanced methods, strategies and technologies are here analyzed including relevant issues as: the role of urban materials and fabrics on urban climate and their potential

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario

Counteracting Urban Heat Island Effects in a Global Climate Change Scenario
  • Author : Francesco Musco
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 30 August 2016
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Urban heat islands are a new type of microclimatic phenomenon that causes a significant increase in the temperature of cities compared to surrounding areas. The phenomenon has been enforced by the current trend towards climate change. Although experts consider urban heat islands an urgent European Union public health concern, there are too few policies that address it. The EU carried out a project to learn more about this phenomenon through pilot initiatives. The pilots included feasibility studies and strategies for

Climate Change and Cities

Climate Change and Cities
  • Author : Cynthia Rosenzweig,William D. Solecki,Patricia Romero-Lankao,Shagun Mehrotra,Shobhakar Dhakal,Somayya Ali Ibrahim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 29 March 2018
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"Urban Climate Change Research Network, Center for Climate Systems Research, Earth Institute, Columbia University."

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Author : Un-Habitat
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2013
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Urban transport systems worldwide are faced by a multitude of challenges. Among the most visible of these are the traffic gridlocks experienced on city roads and highways all over the world. The prescribed solution to transport problems in most cities has thus been to build more infrastructures for cars, with a limited number of cities improving public transport systems in a sustainable manner. However, a number of challenges faced by urban transport systems – such as greenhouse gas emissions, noise and

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas

Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Areas
  • Author : Nadja Kabisch,Horst Korn,Jutta Stadler,Aletta Bonn
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 September 2017
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This open access book brings together research findings and experiences from science, policy and practice to highlight and debate the importance of nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in urban areas. Emphasis is given to the potential of nature-based approaches to create multiple-benefits for society. The expert contributions present recommendations for creating synergies between ongoing policy processes, scientific programmes and practical implementation of climate change and nature conservation measures in global urban areas. Except where otherwise noted, this book is

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything
  • Author : Naomi Klein
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 16 September 2014
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WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design

Resilience in Ecology and Urban Design
  • Author : S.T.A. Pickett,M.L. Cadenasso,Brian McGrath
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 January 2013
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The contributors to this volume propose strategies of urgent and vital importance that aim to make today’s urban environments more resilient. Resilience, the ability of complex systems to adapt to changing conditions, is a key frontier in ecological research and is especially relevant in creative urban design, as urban areas exemplify complex systems. With something approaching half of the world’s population now residing in coastal urban zones, many of which are vulnerable both to floods originating inland and

International politics on the world stage

International politics on the world stage
  • Author : John T. Rourke
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
  • Release : 01 June 1995
GET THIS BOOKInternational politics on the world stage

This concise text provides students and instructors with a comprehensive overview of world politics, inviting them in a straightforward and accessible way to explore international relations and its new challenges. A hallmark of the text is the authors' position that politics affect the lives of all of us, and that the individual can have an impact, whether small or large, by being politically aware and by taking action..

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: Asia & Oceania

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: Asia & Oceania
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 March 1998
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A collection of articles that provide information about 201 countries and dependencies, each divided into forty or more mini essays that examine geographic, demographic, economic, social, historical, and political issues; with one entire volume devoted to a discussion of the United Nations and its role in the world.

Past Meets Future

Past Meets Future
  • Author : Antoinette Josephine Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 07 March 1992
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What do we value and want to preserve? -- Where have we been? -- How will preservation adapt to a changing world? -- Which goals and strategies will fulill our visions? -- Which special needs must be met?