Adapting Built–Up Areas to Climate Change: Assessment of Effects and Feasibility of Adaptation Measures on Heat Hazard

  • Juliane WelzEmail author
  • Daniel Hertel
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
  • Uwe Schlink
Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 10)


Looking at future trends in urbanization, with more than two thirds of the world’s population living in cities by the 2050s (UN 2014), and at global trends of climate change, heat waves are expected to become more frequent and more intense in cities (Perkins et al. 2012). This calls particularly for local adaptation strategies to anticipate the consequences in urban areas.



Our thanks go to D. Dobersalske who was involved in ENVI-met modelling. D. H. (AZ:20,015/373) gratefully acknowledges the financial support given by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliane Welz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Hertel
    • 1
  • Kerstin Krellenberg
    • 1
  • Uwe Schlink
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Urban and Environmental SociologyHelmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZLeipzigGermany

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