Corpus ID: 202231964

Direct and indirect impacts of nature-based solutions on urban heating

  title={Direct and indirect impacts of nature-based solutions on urban heating},
  author={B. Augusto},
This thesis was developed in the context of the UNaLab project (, undertaken by a consortium led by VTT and in which the UA is consortium partner as well as work package leader (Monitoring and impact assessment). The UNaLab project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052, Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions.Β 
Integration and visualisation of urban sprawl and urban heating indicators from complex data in a context of nature-based solutions
Cities are facing an increasing number of challenges as a result of rapid global urbanization, challenges that become even more critical in the face of population growth and climate change. Two major… Expand


Regionalist Principles to Reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect
Scientists, climatologists, and urban planners have started to recognize the importance of nature at two very different scales: the global (metabolic) and the local (liveability) scales. The regional… Expand
Surface Urban Energy and Water Balance Scheme (SUEWS): Development and evaluation at two UK sites
Abstract The Surface Urban Energy and Water Balance Scheme (SUEWS) is evaluated at two locations in the UK: a dense urban site in the centre of London and a residential suburban site in Swindon. Eddy… Expand
Energy saving potential of fragmented green spaces due to their temperature regulating ecosystem services in the summer
Urban green spaces help to moderate the urban heat island (UHI) effects, and can provide important temperature regulating ecosystem services and opportunities for savings in cooling energy. However,… Expand
Adapting cities for climate change: the role of the green infrastructure.
The urban environment has distinctive biophysical features in relation to surrounding rural areas. These include an altered energy exchange creating an urban heat island, and changes to hydrology… Expand
Urban compactness and the trade-off between air pollution emission and exposure: Lessons from a spatially explicit theoretical model
It is emphasised that environmental strategies in the form of urban compaction have a strong impact on the exposure of households to pollutants, especially close to the centre, in addition to their reduction of welfare. Expand
Efficiency of parks in mitigating urban heat island effect: An example from Addis Ababa
Urban green infrastructure can to a certain extent mitigate urban warming. However, the cooling effect of plants varies with space, time and plant-specific properties. To contribute to our… Expand
A study on the cooling effects of greening in a high-density city: An experience from Hong Kong
Abstract Greening is a useful mitigation strategy for planners mainly from a visual perspective. For high-density urban living environment such as Hong Kong, urban greening helps cooling the air and… Expand
The cooling effect of green infrastructure on surrounding built environments in a sub-tropical climate: a case study in Taipei metropolis
Abstract Green infrastructure that provides cooling service is regarded as a critical urban planning strategy to mitigate urban heat. This study assesses important greenspace and matrix factors that… Expand
Welfare Gains From Urbanizing Landscapes InGreat Barrier Reef Catchments? A SpatialEnvironmental-economic Modelling Approach
The Reef Water Quality Protection Plan aims at β€˜halting and reversing the decline in water quality’ entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) by 2015. Population growth rates in GBR catchments are,… Expand
The cooling effect of urban green spaces as a contribution to energy-saving and emission-reduction: A case study in Beijing, China
Urban green spaces have been proven to significantly decrease ambient air temperature and mitigate heat islands created by urbanization. However, the environmental benefits of cooling provided by… Expand