Trento City MicroClimate changes

A. Codemo, M. Ricci
The “Trento City MicroClimate Changes Research Project” is a master dissertation that seeks to define urban strategies capable of mitigating the urban heat island (UHI) of Trento. The aim of the dissertation is the reuse of existing spaces and surfaces of the city to regenerate them and make them more comfortable. The project uses climatological data to set the basis of an urban planning based on the knowledge of vulnerabilities and opportunities related to the UHI effect. The mitigation process is based on the green infrastructure approach, since it reaches several ecosystem services related to ecology, social life and economy and it has the highest cost-benefit ratio. Moreover, the proposed solutions involve strategies that make cities resilient to climate change effects. The project also seeks to define how to implement such strategies in the urban planning. In fact, the definition of guidelines for a mitigation plan at the urban scale, providing the devices and defining the actors involved, is completed by zooming in on a pilot neighbourhood to test the efficiency of the mitigation devices in the urban environment like roads, open spaces and buildings. UHI mitigation is an opportunity to rethink the city in its structure, in order to develop it into a more sustainable manner by increasing environmental and social quality parameters for its inhabitants. The project defines a clear vision and common goals for the future of Trento, which are necessary to implement the tactics and to trace a framework through which future transformations of the city can be evaluated.
Codemo, A. and Ricci, M. (2018). Trento City MicroClimate changes. Acta Hortic. 1215, 27-32
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1215.4
resilience, green infrastructure, mitigation, urban planning, urban heat island

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