Towards a Liveable Urban Climate: Lessons from Stuttgart

Michael Hebbert, Brian Webb, Chris Gossop (Editor), Shi Nan (Editor)

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Abstract

It has been known for centuries that the physical design of a city affects climatic variables - temperature, wind patterns, humidity, precipitation, air quality - which in turn have direct consequences for liveability. This paper considers how the climatic aspects of urban form can enhance or reduce the quality of urban life, drawing valuable lessons from the experience of a city, Stuttgart, that deliberately studied the behaviour of its local weather systems and learned how to manage them through physical planning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiveable Cities: Urbanising World
Subtitle of host publicationISOCARP Review 07
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages132-150
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-50956-5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012

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