Urban climate is a key research area for the Cluster of Excellence. The working group “Urban Systems” investigates the interactions of global climate change and urban factors like industry, traffic and green areas – and what they mean for our future.
Many cities around the globe have to prepare for major population growth. At the same time, they are confronted with climate changes that will also impact their urban microclimates. For example, water management will become increasingly important for Asian regions with heavy rainfall, while cities in the heat-plagued countries of Africa and Middle America above all need cooling. It is up to planners to carefully consider how to best address these challenges.