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Raven et al. 2021

Raven, J., C. Braneon, and C. Rosenzweig, 2021: Embedding climate change in urban planning and urban design in New York City. In Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities. C. Ren and G. McGregor, Eds., Biometeorology, vol. 5. Springer, pp. 45-70, doi:10.1007/978-3-030-87598-5_3.

Confronting the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world threatened by climate change requires expanding the traditional influence and capabilities of urban planning and urban design, integrating climate science, natural systems and compact urban form to configure dynamic, desirable and healthy communities. Cost-effective planning and design measures that help mitigate emissions while bringing adaptive benefits should be prioritized. The chapter draws from the publication Climate Change and Cities (Cambridge University Press 2018) by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). The two-phase New York City case study by the Urban Design Climate Lab at the New York Institute of Technology and a team of international urban design climate experts illustrates how this emerging expertise can be replicated and implemented worldwide. Its focus on configuring people-centered public spaces that enhance energy efficiency and improve public health draws from four urban climate factors: improving efficiency of urban systems, both in energy and transportation; optimizing the form and layout of urban districts to enhance ventilation; promoting appropriate building materials with high reflectivity; and increasing green and blue urban infrastructure. The chapter highlights a set of tools and methods to measure success.Confronting the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world threatened by climate change requires expanding the traditional influence and capabilities of urban planning and urban design, integrating climate science, natural systems and compact urban form to configure dynamic, desirable and healthy communities. Cost-effective planning and design measures that help mitigate emissions while bringing adaptive benefits should be prioritized. The chapter draws from the publication Climate Change and Cities (Cambridge University Press 2018) by the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN). The two-phase New York City case study by the Urban Design Climate Lab at the New York Institute of Technology and a team of international urban design climate experts illustrates how this emerging expertise can be replicated and implemented worldwide. Its focus on configuring people-centered public spaces that enhance energy efficiency and improve public health draws from four urban climate factors: improving efficiency of urban systems, both in energy and transportation; optimizing the form and layout of urban districts to enhance ventilation; promoting appropriate building materials with high reflectivity; and increasing green and blue urban infrastructure. The chapter highlights a set of tools and methods to measure success.

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BibTeX Citation

@inbook{ra06010c,
  author={Raven, J. and Braneon, C. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Ren, C. and McGregor, G.},
  title={Embedding climate change in urban planning and urban design in New York City},
  booktitle={Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities.},
  year={2021},
  pages={45--70},
  publisher={Springer},
  series={Biometeorology, vol. 5},
  doi={10.1007/978-3-030-87598-5_3},
}

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RIS Citation

TY  - CHAP
ID  - ra06010c
AU  - Raven, J.
AU  - Braneon, C.
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Ren, C.
ED  - McGregor, G.
PY  - 2021
TI  - Embedding climate change in urban planning and urban design in New York City
BT  - Urban Climate Science for Planning Healthy Cities.
T3  - Biometeorology, vol. 5
SP  - 45
EP  - 70
DO  - 10.1007/978-3-030-87598-5_3
PB  - Springer
ER  -

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