Inclusive Green for Tackling the UHI-Effect in Athens

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dc.identifier.uri Sedhom, Amel Ben Jordan, Hanna Papaevangelou, Eleni 2019-10-23T13:23:29Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Sedhom, Amel Ben; Jordan, Hanna; Papaevangelou, Eleni: Inclusive Green for Tackling the UHI-Effect in Athens. In: Othengrafen, F.; Serraos, K. (Eds.): Urban Resilience, Climate Change and Adaptation. Coping with Heat Islands in the Dense Urban Area of Athens, Greece. Hannover : Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Umweltplanung, 2018, S. 131-146 ger
dc.description.abstract The city of Athens is characterised by urbanisation and migratory waves. In relation to the changing climate with an overall increasing temperature and a significantly higher amount of extreme events, the city is especially vulnerable to the urban heat island effect. Spacing and orientation of buildings as well as outdoor spaces influence the microclimate of cities in a strong way (KLEEREKOPER et al. 2012, 30). The city of Athens is challenged by high temperatures within central city districts, because the high rate of dense construction is dominating and leaves little space for free and green areas. The urban heat island effect represents a serious danger for inhabitant’s health and well-being (KLEEREKOPER et al 2012, 31). Thus, the need for new solid solutions to develop the city in a more resilient and climate-proof was arises. A major challenge is to create policies and measures that meet the demand for more green ‘lungs’ in the city. Within this research project, strategic solution to tackle urban heat were developed on a small scale. Therefore, a central part of Athens was analysed to create a concept with detailed measures to mitigate and adapt to urban heat. With the help of further research and observations, the concept of ‘Inclusive Green’ was developed based on the conditions and problems in the study area. Different measures are proposed in order to deal with the grave situation of urban heat with which architects, planners, environmentalists, and civilians are confronted. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Hannover : Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Umweltplanung
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 DE
dc.subject Climate change ger
dc.subject Urban area ger
dc.subject Heat islands ger
dc.subject Resilience ger
dc.subject.ddc 710 | Landschaftsgestaltung, Raumplanung ger
dc.title Inclusive Green for Tackling the UHI-Effect in Athens
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dc.type report
dc.type Text
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 131
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 146
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