How much can water contribute to improving the livability and beauty of the places?
Proposal, reflections and suitable solutions for the urban context of Cagliari.Read more
The urban heat island (UHI - Urban Heat Island) is a microclimatic phenomenon that involves a significant increase in temperature in certain urban areas, due to the presence of human activities that produce heat (vehicular traffic, air conditioning systems, etc.) and the thermal and radiative characteristics of the materials that make up the built environment (flooring, facades and roofing of buildings, etc.). The same urban form - able to prevent or promote natural ventilation - and the presence of green - with its microclimate regulation properties - are elements that can significantly affect the overheating or mitigation of thermal conditions in cities.
Faced with these issues, it is necessary to challenge the current urban planning and urban planning models and approaches, identifying effective strategies for dealing with these phenomena and thus improving the adaptive capacity of cities to the impacts of climate change.
The working table will propose a reflection on this theme starting from some areas of the city most subject to the phenomenon, participants will be called to develop strategies and actions, preferring low-cost, scalable and replicable solutions.