High resolution thermal stress mapping in africa: decision maps for urban planning in Johannesburg

Floris Boogaard, Jeroen Kluck, Marieke de Groen

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Abstract

Urban planning will benefit from tools that can assess the vulnerability
to thermal stress in urban dense cities. Detailed quick-scan heat stress
maps, as made in this study for Johannesburg, have proven valuable in
the decision-making process on this topic. It raised awareness on the
urgent need to implement measures to tackle the effects of climate
change and urbanization. Awareness on heat stress has led to the
implementation of measures to mitigate the effects of climate change.
As in other countries, nature-based solutions (e.g. green roofs and walls,
swales, rain gardens, planting trees etc) are considered in urban areas
in South Africa for various reasons. The awareness of the effect of
nature based solutions on heat stress is still low, which can be improved
by the use of heat stress maps. Some of these measures are already
mapped on the open source web tool, Climate-scan
(www.climatescan.nl) for international knowledge exchange around
the globe.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018
Event5th international climate change adaptation conference: Adaptation Futures 2018 Dialogues for solutions - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 18 Jun 201821 Jun 2018
https://adaptationfutures2018.capetown/

Conference

Conference5th international climate change adaptation conference
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period18/06/1821/06/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • thermal stress
  • climate
  • climateadaption

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Boogaard, F., Kluck, J., & de Groen, M. (2018). High resolution thermal stress mapping in africa: decision maps for urban planning in Johannesburg. Paper presented at 5th international climate change adaptation conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
Boogaard, Floris ; Kluck, Jeroen ; de Groen, Marieke. / High resolution thermal stress mapping in africa : decision maps for urban planning in Johannesburg. Paper presented at 5th international climate change adaptation conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
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High resolution thermal stress mapping in africa : decision maps for urban planning in Johannesburg. / Boogaard, Floris; Kluck, Jeroen; de Groen, Marieke.

2018. Paper presented at 5th international climate change adaptation conference, Cape Town, South Africa.

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