Introduction

  • Leyre Echevarria Icaza TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Abstract

Although there are many scientific peer-reviewed journal articles studying the Urban Heat Island effect in depth for different case study cities around the world from a climatological perspective, there seems to be a gap between the sophisticated available technologies (remote sensing), and the local UHI policies for the vast majority of medium-size to large cities. Urban planners punctually use images processed by remote sensing, but our discipline has not appropriated such a powerful tool yet.

The objective of this research is to explore the potential of the use of remote sensing technology for urban planners to be able to analyse the thermal behaviour of cities, in order to generate action plans for thermal master planning at the scales of the region and the city.

How to Cite
ECHEVARRIA ICAZA, Leyre. Introduction. A+BE | Architecture and the Built Environment, [S.l.], n. 20, p. 41-62, dec. 2017. ISSN 2214-7233. Available at: <https://journals.library.tudelft.nl/index.php/abe/article/view/3460>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2019.
Published
2017-12-01