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Amsterwarm: mapping the landuse, health and energy-efficiency implications of the Amsterdam urban heat island \ Building services engineering research & technology [Scientific article]
Hoeven, F. van der \ Wandl, A. \ 2015
The Amsterwarm project investigates the urban heat island of Amsterdam, the vulnerability of its population, the energy efficiency of its buildings and landuse. A novel mapping approach provides insights into the questions of what causes the urban he ...
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Planning support system for climate adaptation: composing effective sets of blue-green measures to reduce urban vulnerability to extreme weather events \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Voskamp, I.M. \ Ven, F.H.M. van de \ 2015
The risk of pluvial flooding, heat stress and drought is increasing due to climate change. To increase urban resilience to extreme weather events, it is essential to combine green and blue infrastructure and link enhanced storage capacity in periods ...
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Effectiveness of an indoor preparation program to increase thermal resilience in elderly for heat waves \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Daanen, H.A.M. \ Herweijer, J. \ 2015
We studied the effect of a short indoor heat acclimation program on heat tolerance. Eight young and eight elderly females exercised one hour for three consecutive days in the heat. No physiological changes were observed due to this heat acclimation p ...
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Temporal and spatial variability of urban heat island and thermal comfort within the Rotterdam agglomeration \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Hove, L.W.A. van \ Jacobs, C.M.J. \ Heusinkveld, B.G. \ Elbers, J.A. \ Driel, B.L. van \ Holtslag, A.A.M. \ 2015
This paper reports on temporal and spatial variability of local climate and outdoor human thermal comfort within the Rotterdam agglomeration. We analyse three years of meteorological observations (2010–2012) from a monitoring network. Focus is on the ...
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CFD analysis of transpirational cooling by vegetation: case study for specific meteorological conditions during a heat wave in Arnhem, Netherlands \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Gromke, C. \ Blocken, B. \ Janssen, W. \ Merema, B. \ Hooff, T. van \ Timmermans, H. \ 2015
The transpirational cooling of vegetation as a measure to mitigate outdoor air temperatures was investigated for a street canyon in the city center of Arnhem, the Netherlands for the meteorological conditions of an afternoon hour on a hot summer day ...
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Integration in urban climate adaptation: lessons from Rotterdam on integration between scientific disciplines and integration between scientific and stakeholder knowledge \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Groot, A.M.E. \ Bosch, P.R. \ Buijs, S. \ Jacobs, C.M.J. \ Moors, E.J. \ 2015
Based on the experience acquired in the Bergpolder Zuid district in the city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, this paper presents lessons learned so far on science-policy interactions supporting the adaptation to climate change in an urban district. Tw ...
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Assessment of evaporative water loss from Dutch cities \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Jacobs, C.M.J. \ Elbers, J.A. \ Brolsma, R. \ Hartogensis, O.K. \ Moors, E.J. \ Rodriguez-Carretero Marquez, M.T. \ Hove, B. van \ 2015
Reliable estimates of evaporative water loss are required to assess the urban water budget in support of division of water resources among various needs, including heat mitigation measures in cities relying on evaporative cooling. We report on urban ...
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Evaporative cooling by water spray systems: CFD simulation, experimental validation and sensitivity analysis \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Montazeri, H. \ Blocken, B.J.E. \ Hensen, J.L.M. \ 2015
Evaporative cooling by water spray is increasingly used as an efficient and environmentally-friendly approach to enhance thermal comfort in built environments. The complex two-phase flow in a water spray system is influenced by many factors such as c ...
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Breakdown of the night time urban heat island energy budget \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Schrijvers, P.J.C. \ Jonker, H.J.J. \ Kenjeres, S. \ Roode, S.R. de \ 2015
This conceptual study aims at identifying the dominant factors involved in the night time urban heat island energy budget at building level for an idealized 2D urban geometry. For this purpose a simulation model has been developed which combines radi ...
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Assessment of implementation strategies for adaptation measures in Dutch social housing \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Roders, M.J. \ Straub, A. \ Visscher, H.J. \ 2015
Climate change is impacting on urban areas largely through drought, flooding from extreme precipitation, and heat stress. Climate change not only threatens the building stock, but also the quality of life of people living and working in urban environ ...
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Outdoor thermal comfort within five different urban forms in the Netherlands \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Taleghani, M. \ Kleerekoper, L. \ Tenpierik, M. \ Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. van den \ 2015
Outdoor thermal comfort in urban spaces is known as an important contributor to pedestrians' health. The urban microclimate is also important more generally through its influence on urban air quality and the energy use of buildings. These issues are ...
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CFD simulation and validation of urban microclimate: a case study for Bergpolder Zuid, Rotterdam \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Toparlar, Y. \ Blocken, B. \ Vos, P. \ Heijst, G.J.F. van \ Janssen, W.D. \ Hooff, T. van \ Montazen, H. \ Timmermans, H.J.P. \ 2015
Considering climate change and the rapid trend towards urbanization, the analysis of urban microclimate is gaining importance. The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and summer-time heat waves can significantly affect urban microclimate with negative con ...
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On the predicted effectiveness of climate adaptation measures for residential buildings \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Hooff, T. van \ Blocken, B. \ Hensen, J.L.M. \ Timmermans, H.J.P. \ 2015
In this paper, the effectiveness of six passive climate change adaptation measures applied at the level of building components is assessed using building energy simulations for three generic residential buildings as commonly built in – among others – ...
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Overview of challenges and achievements in the climate adaptation of cities and in the Climate Proof Cities program \ Building and environment : the international journal of building science and its applications [Scientific article]
Albers, R.A.W. \ Bosch, P.R. \ Blocken, B. \ Dobbelsteen, A.A.J.F. van den \ Hove, L.W.A. van \ Spit, T.J.M. \ 2015
Despite all international, national and local initiatives to mitigate climate change, a certain degree of climate change is unavoidable. Urban environments in particular seem vulnerable to the consequences of climate change. How can cities, which are ...
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Why are decisions in flood disaster management so poorly supported by information from flood models? \ Environmental modelling & software [Scientific article]
Leskens, J.G. \ Brugnach, M. \ Hoekstra, A.Y. \ Schuurmans, W. \ 2014
In this paper we analyze the use of flood simulation models in flood disaster management, which takes place from about 1 to 5 days in advance of a potential flood. Specifically in this period, the potential consequences of a flood can be importantly ...
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Hittestress : doelgroep: GGD, verzorgingstehuizen, ziekenhuizen [Fact sheet]
Rovers, V. \ Bosch, P. \ Albers, R. \ 2014
Klimaatverandering leidt tot meer hittegolven, vaker extreme neerslag, en meer droogte perioden. Als steden zich hier niet op voorbereiden, heeft dit invloed op de gezondheid van mensen.
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Spatial variability of the Rotterdam urban heat island as influenced by urban land use \ Journal of geophysical research. D, Atmospheres [Scientific article]
Heusinkveld, B.G. \ Steeneveld, G.J. \ Hove, L.W.A. van \ Jacobs, C.M.J. \ Holtslag, A.A.M. \ 2014
Novel bicycle traverse meteorological measurements were made in Rotterdam to assess the spatial variation of temperature during a tropical day. Nocturnal spatial urban temperature differences of 7 K were found to be related to city morphology. During ...
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Organizational values and the implications for mainstreaming climate adaptation in Dutch cities - using Q methodology \ Journal of water and climate change [Scientific article]
Uittenbroek, C.J. \ Janssen-Jansen, L.B. \ Spit, T.J.M. \ Runhaar, H.A.C. \ 2014
Mainstreaming climate adaptation requires the inclusion of climate adaptation in the policies of various policy domains such as water management and spatial planning. This paper investigates the organizational values present in several municipal poli ...
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Political commitment in organising municipal responses to climate adaptation: the dedicated approach versus the mainstreaming approach \ Environmental politics [Scientific article]
Uittenbroek, C.J. \ Janssen-Jansen, L.B. \ Spit, T.J.M. \ Salet, W.G.M. \ Runhaar, H.A.C. \ 2014
We develop conceptual understanding of political commitment in two approaches to organising municipal responses to climate adaptation. The dedicated approach, based on direct political commitment to climate adaptation, implies political agenda settin ...
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Capacity building for the integration of climate adaptation into urban planning processes : the Dutch experience \ American journal of climate change [Scientific article]
Hartmann, T. \ Spit, T.J.M. \ 2014
The institutions of the Dutch (urban) planning system face four challenging characteristics of climate adaptation measures. These measures are uncertain in their effects, in competition with other interests, multifaceted, and inherently complex. Capa ...
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