In order to build more climate-resilient cities, local policy makers and administrations need to know what is the impact of adaptation measures. As the urban heat island intensity is closely linked to the presence of non-natural materials (buildings, roads, parkings, …), enhancing e.g. the amount of vegetation, water surfaces and natural surfaces has an impact on the UHI phenomenon.
In collaboration with the client, we define a set of adaptation scenario’s taking into account the particular local conditions. The impact on the UHI intensity is further quantified by implementing the “new” set of urban maps in the UrbClim model.