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Assessment of urban heat Islands in small- and mid-sized cities in Brazil
Urban heat islands (UHIs) in large cities and different climatic regions have been thoroughly studied; however, their effects are becoming a common concern in smaller cities as well. We assessed UHIs in three tropical ...
Urban heat island analysis using the 'local climate zone' scheme in Presidente Prudente, Brazil
(Univ Alicante, 2018-01-01)
Although urban heat islands (UHIs) have been widely studied, a recent climate-based classification of urban and rural landscapes provides a new framework for UHI researchers. Based on the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) system, ...
Intensity of urban heat islands in tropical and temperate climates
Nowadays, most of the Earth's population lives in urban areas. The replacement of vegetation by buildings and the general soil sealing, associated with human activity, lead to a rise in cities temperature, resulting in the ...
The role of urban green infrastructure in mitigating land surface temperature in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
(Springer Netherlands, 2018)
Mapping humidity plume over local climate zones in a high-altitude tropical climate city, Brazil
(ANTAC - Associação Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído, 2018)
Climate change and urban sustainability of Chilean metropolitan cities.
(Instituto de Estudos Avançados da Universidade de São Paulo., 2009)
Cities are at the same time cause and effect of climate change. Climate Change processes and effects should mainly affect Latin American cities, where most of the population and economic activities are concentrated. Urban ...
Monitoring the Climate Change Impacts of Urban Agriculture in Rosario, Argentina
(Koninklijke BDU, 2014-08)
As the world population in cities has surpassed that of rural areas, urban and periurban agricul-ture (UPA) can become an important strategy, not only to feed the people, but also to mitigate climate change. In the city ...
An ecosystemic approach for assessing the urban water self-sufficiency potential: lessons from the Mediterranean
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
Frequent water stress episodes affecting urban hubs have caused a shift in urban water management towards integrated approaches and motivated a search for alternative water resources. Large-scale rainwater harvesting on ...