The new modelling method in urban development : case study in Rotterdam

H.C. Chen, B. Vries, de, Q. Han

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Abstract

Land-use transition, energy consumption, and temperature fluctuation are the three dominant topics we have investigated in this research. In the last century, 38 heat waves occurred in Europe, of which eleven were after 1900 and six after 2000 (IPCC, 2007). Local-climate changes due to urbanization are epitomized by the urban heat island (UHI), which mainly focuses on the interaction of land use and temperature. However, energy is also an important issue when we investigate the sustainable urban development. This research detects correlations between land-use transition, energy consumption, and temperature fluctuation in the Rotterdam area from 1996 till now. We use a series of maps to illustrate the relationship of temperature fluctuation and energy consumption. These two variables are linked via land-use maps. From the data set, the spatial parameters are estimated that have a significant effect on the correlation between temperature fluctuation and energy consumption. Finally we draw conclusions on the Rotterdam 2050 city scenario, taking the found spatial parameters into consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAthens, Greece
PublisherThe Athens Institute for Eudcation and Research
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-960-598-004-7
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th Annual International Conference on Urban Studies & Planning, June 8-11, 2015, Athens, Greece - Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 Jun 201511 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameAtiner conference paper series
VolumePLA2015-1730
ISSN (Print)2241-2891

Keywords

  • Energy consumption
  • Land use
  • Rotterdam
  • Temperature

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