Planning and Urban Heat Island
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This paper builds a set of physical and statistical models of urban heat island in order to integrate them into a platform for multiscale simulation of the climate system of the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona (MRB). The development at different scales of these models serves to distinguish the effects of city size, urban structure (monocentric/polycentric), development model (compact/dispersed), as well as the morphology and materials in the urban climate at the MRB. Multiscale models of climate simulation that includes the complexity of the metropolis: the whole system as a unit, the level of urban subsystem, as well as city and district level. All this aims to help decisionmakers and suggest ecommendations to mitigate the effects of climate change and to increase resilience at regional and urban planning scale.