9. Urban Open Spaces and Adaptation to Climate Change

  1. Matthias Richter2 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland3
  1. Marialena Nikolopoulou

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch9

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Nikolopoulou, M. (2011) Urban Open Spaces and Adaptation to Climate Change, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Germany

  2. 3

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom

  1. Formerly at Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom (moved 2011).

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • urban open spaces and climate change;
  • role of open spaces;
  • outdoor thermal environment;
  • comfort theory and steady-state model;
  • people and outdoor spaces;
  • thermal perception;
  • reactive adaptation;
  • thermal, emotional, perceptual assessments;
  • design and thermal stimulation;
  • people's thermal experience

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Cities, climate change and the role of open spaces

  • Outdoor comfort

  • Use of space

  • Thermal perception

  • Adaptation

  • Design interventions

  • Conclusions

  • References