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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.

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 251 002,56
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Massachusetts Avenue 77
02139 Cambridge

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 265,92