Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques – the state of the art

    Hashem Akbari Affiliation
    ; Constantinos Cartalis Affiliation
    ; Denia Kolokotsa Affiliation
    ; Alberto Muscio Affiliation
    ; Anna Laura Pisello Affiliation
    ; Federico Rossi Affiliation
    ; Matheos Santamouris Affiliation
    ; Afroditi Synnef Affiliation
    ; Nyuk Hien Wong Affiliation
    ; Michele Zinzi Affiliation


Increase of the ambient air temperature in cities caused by the urban heat island phenomenon has a seri- ous impact on the economic and social system of cities. to counterbalance the consequences of the increased urban temperatures important research has been carried out resulting in the development of efficient mitigation technologies. the present paper aims to present the state of the art in terms of local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques. In particular, developments in the field on highly reflective materials, cool and green roofs, cool pavements, urban green and of other mitigation technologies are presented in detail, while examples of implemented projects are given.

Keyword : urban heat island, mitigation, adaptation, cool materials

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Akbari, H., Cartalis, C., Kolokotsa, D., Muscio, A., Pisello, A. L., Rossi, F., Santamouris, M., Synnef, A., Wong, N. H., & Zinzi, M. (2015). Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques – the state of the art. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 22(1), 1-16.
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Dec 18, 2015
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