Franklin

Urban climates in Latin America / Cristián Henríquez, Hugo Romero, editors.

Publication:
Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 409 pages : illustrations (some color), graphs (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Urban climatology -- Latin America.
Urban heat island -- Latin America.
Urban pollution -- Latin America.
Climatic changes -- Risk management -- Latin America.
Trees in cities -- Latin America.
Environmental geography -- Latin America.
Climatic changes -- Risk management.
Environmental geography.
Trees in cities.
Urban climatology.
Urban heat island.
Urban pollution.
Latin America.
Summary:
Consists of fourteen contributions in English.
"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."--Back cover.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Henríquez Ruiz, Cristián, editor of compilation.
Romero Aravena, Hugo, editor of compilation.
ISBN:
9783319970127
3319970127
OCLC:
1104850991
Publisher Number:
99981526510
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