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Urban climate mitigation techniques

Santamouris, Matheos, Kolokotsa Dionysia

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Year 2016
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Bibliographic Citation M. Santamouris and D. Kolokotsa. Urban climate mitigation techniques, 1st ed., London, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2016. doi: 10.4324/9781315765839
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The urban climate is continuously deteriorating. Urban heat lowers the quality of urban life, increases energy needs, and affects the urban socio-economy. Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques presents steps that can be taken to mitigate this situation through a series of innovative technologies and examples of best practices for the improvement of the urban climate. Including tools for evaluation and a comparative analysis, this book addresses anthropogenic heat, green areas, cool materials and pavements, outdoor shading structures, evaporative cooling and earth cooling. Case studies demonstrate the success and applicability of these measures in various cities throughout the world. Useful for urban designers, architects and planners, Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques is a step by step tour of the innovative technologies improving our urban climate, providing a holistic approach supported by well-established quantitative examples.