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Special Issue "Model-based City Planning with renewable energies as the key for fighting Climate Change"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Economics and Policy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gunther Seckmeyer

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
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Interests: Spatial and temporal variability of solar radiation; biological, medical, and energetic effects of solar radiation; development of novel instruments for measuring radiation quantities; automatic cloud observation by imaging devices; optimal orientation of solar panels; impact of climate change on solar radiation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kristian Förster

The hydrological institute
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Interests: Urban hydrology; hydrological modelling; hydroclimatology; snow and glacier hydrology; downscaling; sub-seasonal hydrological forecasts; transdisciplinary research
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Günter Gross

Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
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Interests: Microscale numerical modelling; urban climate modelling; urban adaptation measures; air pollution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Climate change is the catch-all term for the shift in worldwide weather phenomena associated with an increase in global average temperatures. Cities require large amounts of energy that is not yet produced renewably. This, therefore, contributes significantly to the increase of global temperatures. Cities are vulnerable to and may be heavily affected by the consequences of climate change, manifesting as heat waves, flooding, and possibly heavy storms that can damage existant cities’ infrastructures. Model-based city planning is a tool to avoid uncontrollable negative impacts of climate change. We invite you to submit results of research on strategies to help cities cope with climate change and to mitigate climate change by the use of renewable energies, based on instruments ideally installed in the cities but also in the surrounding countryside.

Prof. Dr. Gunther Seckmeyer
Prof. Dr. Kristian Förster
Prof. Dr. Günter Gross
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Urban areas
  • Climate change
  • Cities
  • Renewable energies
  • Heat waves
  • Flooding
  • Storm
  • Model-based city planning
  • Countryside

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