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planning and maintenance of urban settlements to resist extreme climatic forces.

Ian R. Davis

planning and maintenance of urban settlements to resist extreme climatic forces.

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Published by WMO in [Geneva] .
Written in English


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Paper from Technical conference on urban climatology and its applications with special regard to tropical areas, Mexico, 26-30 Nov., 1984. UTC/Doc.5 Item:9.

ContributionsWorld Meteorological Organization., Technical Conference on Urban Climatology and its Applications with Special Regard to Tropical Areas (1984 : Mexico D.F.)
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Open LibraryOL14871268M

Study of urban climate as a basis for adaptation and planning in Chilean cities Cristian Henríquez (1), Hugo Romero (2), Pamela Smith (2), Alexis Vásquez (2), Claudio Tesser (1), Dustyn Opazo (2), Jorge Quense (1) 1 Geography Institute, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Av. Vicuña Mackenna , Santiago, Chile, [email protected] Planning is essential. When settlements expand around older city centres, communities can become more vulnerable. One answer is to reverse the trend of urban sprawl.   Climate change studies analyse risks and resilience in urban Vietnam "Heat stress and extreme weather are a reality in the lives of Vietnam's urban citizens, as highlighted by the vulnerable.


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Davis I (). The planning and maintenance of urban settlements to resist extreme climatic forces. In: Oke TR, ed. Urban climatology and its applications with special regard to tropical areas. Geneva, World Meteorological Organization, pp. – (World Climate Programme Publication ).

Davis J. It illustrates this understanding with examples and case studies from around the world, and it explains how urban climatic information can be analysed, interpreted and applied in urban planning.

The book attempts to bridge the gap between the science of urban climatology and the practice of urban planning.

Energy and Buildings, 7 () - Adapting to Hazards: Some Observations on the Relationship of the Extreme Climatic Forces of Flooding and High Winds to the Maintenance and Planning of Settlements for Low-income Families within Developing Countries IAN DAVIS Disasters and Settlement Unit, Department of Architecture, Oxford Polytechnic, Oxford (U.K.) by: 1.

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