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Buildings 2017, 7(4), 113; doi:10.3390/buildings7040113

A Human-Centered Approach to Enhance Urban Resilience, Implications and Application to Improve Outdoor Comfort in Dense Urban Spaces

Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Technical University of Munich, 80333 Munich, Germany
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Received: 30 October 2017 / Revised: 20 November 2017 / Accepted: 24 November 2017 / Published: 2 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nature-Based Solutions and their Relation to Urban Resilience)

Abstract

The concept of resilience in urban design and decision-making is principally focused on change instead of resistance over an adaptive process. For cities, this concept in a broader scale means how to withstand unforeseen events that will fundamentally amend the city’s wellbeing, rather than being stabilized and protected. The same concept is applicable for outdoor comfort as an adaptive approach to compensate extreme heat waves and health risk conditions. This chapter presents methods, tools, and applications to enhance urban resilience at a micro scale looking for correlations between environmental factors and human behavior in terms of outdoor comfort. View Full-Text
Keywords: microclimate; outdoor comfort; urban modeling; urban data; sensing microclimate; outdoor comfort; urban modeling; urban data; sensing
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Chokhachian, A.; Santucci, D.; Auer, T. A Human-Centered Approach to Enhance Urban Resilience, Implications and Application to Improve Outdoor Comfort in Dense Urban Spaces. Buildings 2017, 7, 113.

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