Journal article

Targeted urban heat mitigation strategies using urban morphology databases and micro-climate modelling to examine the urban heat profile

Kerry Nice, Ashley Broadbent

Copernicus GmbH

Abstract

<p>Strategies for urban heat mitigation often make broad and non-specific recommendations (i.e. plant more trees) without accounting for local context. As a result, resources might be allocated to areas of lesser need over those where more urgent interventions are needed. Also, these interventions might return less than optimal results if local conditions are not considered. This project aims to assist with these interventions by providing a method to examine the urban heat profile of a city through an automated systematic approach. Using urban morphology information from databases such as WUDAPT, areas of cities are clustered into representative local climate zones (LCZs) and modelled..

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