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Multiscale Thermal-related Urban Climate Analysis and Simulation Tool

Project description

Novel thermal-related urban climate analysis and simulation tool

Despite international agreements tackling climate change and global warming, CO2 emissions and global warming continue their upward trend. Urban areas experience higher temperatures and more frequent heatwaves, threatening the health and well-being of citizens. The urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon makes cities warmer than surrounding areas, critically affecting the urban climate. The EU-funded MultiCAST project will implement a thermal comfort-related urban decision support system (DSS) to inform on pedestrian-oriented climate planning and design. The DSS will use a Web-GIS as a mainstreaming tool to include the UHI into urban programmes, policies and instruments and incorporate georeferenced outdoor climate and walkability into pedestrian flows modelling. A simulation function will estimate scenarios, compare and visualise the effects of different urban climates.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 251 002,56

Partners (1)

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments