16/07/2020 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone

Filip Lefebre, VITO Climate services
Carmela Apreda, CMCC Foundation, REMHI Division

Moderator: Paola Mercogliano, CMCC Foundation, Director REMHI Division


Filip Lefebre will present the activities of the VITO Urban Climate Service Center that is specialized in the delivery of data, tools and services to support urban areas in their ambition to become more climate resilient with a particular focus on heat related issues. The presentation will include a description of the UrbClim urban climate model and how the model results are used for multi-sectoral urban adaptation activities. Tangible results will be shown from the H2020 Climate-fit.city project, the C3S European Health project as well as from contract work for administrations and other stakeholders from different policy levels.

Carmela Apreda will present the results of the research activity conducted by CMCC REMHI Division within the URBAN-PRO Strategic Project. The study aims to investigate the effects of urban morphology on the urban microclimate by analysing the characteristics and performance of typical Euro-Mediterranean housing blocks. The presentation will include the main findings of the study which highlight a close relationship between density, geometry and air temperature distribution.

The analysis of these key factors represents an important tool for the improvement of urban design measures: by taking into account quantitative climate data in urban planning, architecture and environmental design, it supports both local authorities and practitioners to build resilient cities in a changing climate.

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