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J Environ Manage. 2008 Apr;87(2):262-7. Epub 2007 Sep 4.

Regional climatic mapping as a tool for sustainable development.

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Department Architecture and Planning, Institute of Environmental Meteorology, University of Kassel, Henschelstrasse 2, 34127 Kassel, Germany.


In the framework of an EU project on sustainable village development in China (SUCCESS), the natural climate resource was evaluated. Climate is seen as a potential for sustainability, an improvement of social life, agricultural production and reduction of air pollution problems. In this respect, thermal comfort conditions, microclimates and ventilation patterns were studied in seven Chinese villages and climate maps were drawn. Following planning recommendations, they can be transferred to decision-makers for their village development. In this framework, the paper presents a general methodology of urban climate mapping, carried out in China, applicable to all countries and climates.

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