URBAN MICROCLIMATE: a lecture by JUAN ARANA
Urban Microlimate: High Performance Landscapes. Public space and green areas are no longer passive environments for leisure. They are also “organic infrastructure” that deal with improvement of urban climate comfort and air quality, enhance biodiversity and include water management strategies. The class reviews the most significant aspects of urban climate such as UHI Urban Heat Island and the Urban hydrologic cycle and looks at Best Management Practices and design strategies together with case studies of urban landscapes.