Progress in urban greenery mitigation science – assessment methodologies advanced technologies and impact on cities

Mat Santamouris, George Ban-Weiss, Paul Osmond, Riccardo Paolini, Afroditi Synnefa, Constantinos Cartalis, Alberto Muscio, Michele Zinzi, Tobi Eniolu Morakinyo, Edward Ng, Zheng Tan, Hideki Takebayashi, David Sailor, P. Crank, Haider Taha, Anna Laura Pisello, Federico Rossi, Jiong Zhang, Denia Kolokotsa

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Urban greenery is a natural solution to cool cities and provide comfort, clean air and significant social, health and economic benefits. This paper aims to present the latest progress on the field of greenery urban mitigation techniques including aspects related to the theoretical and experimental assessment of the greenery cooling potential, the impact on urban vegetation on energy, health and comfort and the acquired knowledge on the best integration of the various types of greenery in the urban frame. Also to present the recent knowledge on the impact of climate change on the cooling performance of urban vegetation and investigate and analyse possible technological solutions to face the impact of high ambient temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)638-671
Number of pages34
JournalJournal of Civil Engineering and Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Climate change
  • Cooling cities
  • Green roofs
  • Mitigation and adaptation
  • Trees and forests
  • Urban greenery
  • Urban heat island
  • Vertical greening

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Strategy and Management

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