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Urban Climates in Latin America

Editors: Henríquez, Cristián, Romero, Hugo (Eds.)

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  • Provides a unique insight into urban climate trends in Latin-America
  • Links the physical dynamics of urban climate, geographic perspectives and socio-economic dimensions
  • Showcases cities with different spatial scales of climate analysis related to climate change
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This book describes the observation of urban climates in Latin-American and their relationships with urban sprawl, the economic emergence of Latin American countries, social segregation, urban ecology, disasters and resilience. The chapters include contributions dealing with urban heat islands, local climate zones, thermal comfort, air pollution, extreme climate index, green infrastructure, health issues and adaptions based on the socio-economic background of urban areas.

This book revises the role of urban planning and environmental governance, highlighting the singularities in climate adaptation policies in developing countries.


About the authors

Cristián Henríquez is a Geographer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, PhD in Environmental Science from the EULA-Center, University of Concepción, and hold a Municipal Environmental Management Certificate. He is currently the Academic Secretary of the School of History, Geography and Political Science. Associate Professor in the Institute of Geography, associate researcher of the Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS), Local Development Center (CEDEL), Environmental Advisory Group (GAMA UC) and Center for Global Change (CCG) of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been the Head of the Physical Geography Department from 2013 to 2016 and member of the Study Group about Architecture, Geography, Urbanism and Arts of the Chilean National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development, FONDECYT (2012-2015). His research lines of interest are environmental geography with a focus on urban planning and sustainability, mid-sized cities, land-use simulation, urban climatology, and natural risks. He has been consultant and advisor in several studies and projects related to urban planning, climate adaptation, environmental assessment and local environmental management.

Hugo Romero-Aravena graduated like Teacher of Geography in Universidad de Chile, received a Master of Sciences in Land Resources Management in Cranfield University (UK) and a PhD in Geography in Zaragoza University (Spain). He is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of Universidad de Chile in Santiago, and Visiting Professor in Brazilian Federal universities of Paraná (Curitiba), El Dorado (Southern Mato Grosso) and Mato Grosso (Cuiaba), Poitiers (France), and Pontificia Universidad Católica Bolivariana (Medellín, Colombia). He has been Head of the Department of Geography, Graduated School and Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism in Universidad de Chile. Between 2011 and 2014 directed a multidisciplinary research center about Vulnerability and Socionatural Disasters. His research topic is Regional and Urban Sustainable Development. He received the Geography National Award in 2013 and currently is the President of the Chilean Geographical Society (SOCHIGEO). He is member of the core board of the International Research Institute for Disaster in Tohoku University (Japan).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Henríquez, Cristián (et al.)

  • Urban Climates of Large Cities: Comparison of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Latin America

    Pages 17-32

    Sarricolea, Pablo (et al.)

  • Urban Climate in the South American Coastal Cities of Guayaquil, Lima, Antofagasta, and Valparaíso, and Its Impacts on the Energy Efficiency of Buildings

    Pages 33-62

    Palme, Massimo (et al.)

  • Improving Urban Planning in a Middle Temperate Argentinian City: Combining Urban Climate Mapping with Local Climate Zones

    Pages 63-81

    Picone, Natasha (et al.)

  • Thermal Differences, Comfort/Discomfort and Humidex Summer Climate in Mar del Plata, Argentina

    Pages 83-109

    García, Mónica Cristina

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97012-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Climates in Latin America
Editors
  • Cristián Henríquez
  • Hugo Romero
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97013-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97013-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97012-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 409
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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