The urban heat island is considered to be one of the contemporary health aspects that cities urgently need to respond to. The Hotterdam research project addresses the Rotterdam urban heat island, in order to explain the links between the health of the city’s population and the features of its built environment that make it more or rather less warm. The work resulted in two heat maps that make the city of Rotterdam and its inhabitants more aware of and less susceptible to the health effects of heat waves. The insights into the urban heat island that were gained in this project are relevant for other cities in Holland (Amsterdam, The Hague) and abroad.
Translated title of the contributionHotterdam: mapping the Rotterdam urban heat island
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)138-145
Number of pages8
JournalProject Baikal
Volume2015
Issue number45
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Research areas

  • urban heat island

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