Loading...
Loading...

Go to the content (press return)

Climate and urban morphology in the city of Barcelona: the role of vegetation

Author
Rojas-Cortorreal, G.; Naves, F.; Peña, J.; Roset, J.; López-Ordóñez, C.
Type of activity
Book chapter
Book
Mediterranean identities: environment, society, culture
First page
365
Last page
380
Publisher
InTech
Date of publication
2017-11-08
ISBN
978-953-51-3586-9 Open in new window
DOI
https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69125 Open in new window
URL
https://www.intechopen.com/books/mediterranean-identities-environment-society-culture Open in new window
Abstract
Urban morphology defines many characteristics of a city, such as its urban quality, density, and free spaces layout with its vegetation, microclimate, and thermal comfort. All these variables have in common the element of urban space, which is where users develop themselves, making it an element of value. As the city evolves, environmental conditions of the area also change. One example is the urban heat island (UHI) effect. The UHI is defined as the accumulation of heat produced by the urban su...
Keywords
Mediterranean urbanism, Outdoor thermal comfort, Radiation, Urban heat island, Vegetation
Group of research
AIEM - Architecture, energy and environment
GEG-XXI - Gaudí, Structures, Geometry

Participants