Research summary Humanity is facing important challenges in the next years. The United Nations set of Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations, 2014), to be adopted in September 2015, underline that climate (goal 13: take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) and urban issues (goal 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) are two of the most important of these challenges. Climate is changing and urban population is growing very fast, leaving many people in exposition to extreme events and making more difficult to build the cities resilience. Climate change adaptation requires the understanding of the urban response to warmer environment and heat weaves. Architectural R(solution) proposed in this paper consist in a parametrical interpretation of simulation studies, searching for more adaptable urban forms, which could respond to future modified climates. Three different temperate locations are tested (Rome, Barcelona and Antofagasta), to obtain results that could be generalized and indicate the importance of design variables like density, buildings' height, urban matrix orientation facing sun and wind, and cities' greening strategies.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND URBAN FORM: SIMULATION STUDIES IN TEMPERATE CLIMATES

CLEMENTE, Carola;
2015

Abstract

Research summary Humanity is facing important challenges in the next years. The United Nations set of Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations, 2014), to be adopted in September 2015, underline that climate (goal 13: take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts) and urban issues (goal 11: make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable) are two of the most important of these challenges. Climate is changing and urban population is growing very fast, leaving many people in exposition to extreme events and making more difficult to build the cities resilience. Climate change adaptation requires the understanding of the urban response to warmer environment and heat weaves. Architectural R(solution) proposed in this paper consist in a parametrical interpretation of simulation studies, searching for more adaptable urban forms, which could respond to future modified climates. Three different temperate locations are tested (Rome, Barcelona and Antofagasta), to obtain results that could be generalized and indicate the importance of design variables like density, buildings' height, urban matrix orientation facing sun and wind, and cities' greening strategies.
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