City temperatures and city economics, a hidden relationship between sun and wind and profits

Tavares, Silvia, and Chaiechi, Taha (2019) City temperatures and city economics, a hidden relationship between sun and wind and profits. The Conversation.

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Abstract

Urban design undoubtedly influences the urban economy. A simple thing like designing an area to make it more walkable can boost local business profits. This can also increase real estate value, create more and better jobs and generate stronger local economies.

Street temperatures also determine their walkability. With climate change bringing longer and more frequent heatwaves, street temperatures will become even higher than at present. This will reduce walkability and, in turn, local business profitability.

Item ID: 64633
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
Keywords: Urban design; Tropics; retail trade; city planning; Planning policy; Cities & Policy; Urban heat; Town planning; local economies; microclimate; public spaces; tropical cities
Copyright Information: Creative Commons license 4.0 Attribution, No derivatives. We believe in the free flow of information. We use a Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives license, so you can republish our articles for free, online or in print.
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 23:36
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140218 Urban and Regional Economics @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120508 Urban Design @ 50%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8701 Construction Planning > 870105 Urban Planning @ 50%
91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9199 Other Economic Framework > 919999 Economic Framework not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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