Climate and more sustainable cities: climate information for improved planning and management of cities (producers/capabilities perspective)

C. S.B. Grimmond, M. Roth, T. R. Oke, Y. C. Au, M. Best, R. Betts, G. Charmichael, H. Cleugh, W. Dabberdt, Rohinton Emmanuel

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    In the last two decades substantial advances have been made in the understanding of the scientific basis of urban climates. These are reviewed here with attention to sustainability of cities, applications that use climate information, and scientific understanding in relation to measurements and modelling. Consideration is given from street (micro) scale to neighbourhood (local) to city and region (meso) scale. Those areas where improvements are needed in the next decade to ensure more sustainable cities are identified. High-priority recommendations are made in the following six strategic areas: observations, data, understanding, modelling, tools and education.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)247-274
    Number of pages28
    JournalProcedia Environmental Sciences
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010



    • urban planning
    • sustainable cities
    • built environment
    • climate

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