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Maheng, M.D. (author), Ducton, Ishara (author), Lauwaet, Dirk (author), Zevenbergen, C. (author), Pathirana, Assela (author)
Urbanization continues to trigger massive land-use land-cover change that transforms natural green environments to impermeable paved surfaces. Fast-growing cities in Asia experience increased urban temperature indicating the development of urban heat islands (UHIs) because of decreased urban green space, particularly in recent decades. This...
journal article 2019
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Solcerova, A. (author)
Since more than half of the world population already lives in cities, it is important to understand the urban climate and its particularities. One of the typical aspects of urban areas is that cities are generally warmer than their rural surrounding. This phenomenon was first time described 200 years ago in the case of London and is commonly...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Solcerova, A. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Hilgersom, K.P. (author), van de Ven, F.H.M. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
The urban heat island effect was first described 200 years ago, but the development of ways to mitigate heat in urban areas reaches much further into the past. Uchimizu is a 17th century Japanese tradition, in which water is sprinkled around houses to cool the ground surface and air by evaporation. Unfortunately, the number of published studies...
journal article 2018
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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
journal article 2018
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van der Hoeven, F.D. (author), Wandl, A. (author)
Climate scientists forecast that heat waves will occur more often in the Netherlands in the coming decades. The Hotterdam study accordingly measured urban heat and modelled the surface energy balance in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. It identified in detail the city’s social, morphological, and land-use dimensions using a geographic information...
journal article 2018
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Solcerova, A. (author), van de Ven, F.H.M. (author), Wang, Mengyu (author), Rijsdijk, Michiel (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Rapid urbanization and an increasing number and duration of heat waves poses a need to mitigate extremely high temperatures. One of the repeatedly suggested measures to moderate the so called urban heat island are green roofs. This study investigates several extensive sedum-covered green roofs in Utrecht (NL) and their effect on air...
journal article 2017
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Leal Filho, Walter (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Omeche Emanche, Victoria (author), Quasem Al-Amin, Abul (author)
The impacts of climate changes on cities, which are home to over half of the world’s population, are already being felt. In many cases, the intensive speed with which urban centres have been growing means that little attention has been paid to the role played by climatic factors in maintaining quality of life. Among the negative consequences of...
journal article 2017
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
Scientists, climatologists, and urban planners have started to recognize the importance of nature at two very different scales: the global (metabolic) and the local (liveability) scales. The regional scale is the one at which these macro and micro approaches overlap. Future predictions foresee an increase of more than 2450 million urban...
journal article 2017
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
The purpose of this research is to analyse the thermal behaviour of South Holland provincial parks during heat waves, in order to provide design adaptation guidelines to increase their cooling capacity over the hotspots present in their urban surroundings. This research analyses the thermal behaviour of different land use patches (forests,...
journal article 2016
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
The world is increasingly concerned with sustainability issues. Climate change is not the least of these concerns. The complexity of these issues is such that data and information management form an important means of making the right decisions. Nowadays, however, the sheer quantity of data is overwhelming; large quantities of data demand...
journal article 2016
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Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), van der Hoeven, F.D. (author), van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author)
The urban heat island effect is often associated with large metropolises. However, in the Netherlands even small cities will be affected by the phenomenon in the future (Hove et al., 2011), due to the dispersed or mosaic urbanisation patterns in particularly the southern part of the country: the province of North Brabant. This study analyses the...
journal article 2016
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Kleerekoper, L. (author), Van den Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. (author), Van Dorst, M.J. (author), Hordijk, G.J. (author)
Urban Heat Islands in cities in the Netherlands are likely to increase due to a predicted climate change and the continuously increasing expansion and densification of cities, In contrast to rural areas cities are warmer because their paved surfaces retain heat, buildings block cooling winds and the lack of vegetation and water reduces...
conference paper 2011
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Kleerekoper, L. (author)
conference paper 2011
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Salcedo Rahola, T.B. (author), Van Oppen, P. (author), Mulder, K. (author)
This report gives an overview of heat stress problems in urban areas of the Netherlands and various options for mitigating this stress. Climate change is causing more occurrences of heat waves. Urban areas in particular will suffer the most, as they are warmer than the countryside. * What is known about the magnitude of heat stress in Dutch...
report 2009
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