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Re-thinking “Smart City” – transferring urban climate research into city planning processes

Fallmann, Joachim; Schipper, Hans; Emeis, Stefan ORCID iD icon; Barra, Marc; Trost, Holger

Abstract (englisch):

With more and more people residing in cities globally, urban areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. It is therefore important, that the principles of climate-resilient city planning are reflected in the planning phase already. A discussion of adaptation measures requires a holistic understanding of the complex urban environment, and necessarily has to involve cross-scale interactions, both spatially and temporally. This work examines the term “Smart City” with regard to its suitability for the definition of sustainable urban planning based on urban climate studies over the past decade and own modelling work. Existing literature is assessed from a meteorological perspective in order to answer the question how results from these studies can be linked to architectural design of future urban areas. It has been long understood that measures such as urban greening, or so-called "Nature Based Solutions", are able to dampen excess heat and help reducing energetic costs. As numerous studies show however, integrating vegetation in the urban landscape shares a double role in regional adaptation to climate change due to both cooling effect and air pollution control. ... mehr

DOI: 10.5194/egusphere-egu21-9727
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Forschungsbereich Troposphäre (IMK-TRO)
Publikationstyp Poster
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 04.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000141149
HGF-Programm 12.11.11 (POF IV, LK 01) Urban Climate and Air Quality
Veranstaltung 21st European Geophysical Society. Meeting (2021), Online, 19.04.2021 – 30.04.2021
Schlagwörter urban climate, city planning
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