Special Issue on Climate adaptation in cities, Building and Environment, issue 83


The articles in press can be found on: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03601323/83  or can be accessed through doi. All articles have been peer reviewed.

Papers by the CPC consortium marked with [CPC].

Building and Environment
Volume 83, Pages 1-188 (January 2015)

Special Issue: Climate adaptation in cities

Edited by Ronald Albers, Peter Bosch and Bert Blocken


  • R.A.W. Albers;  P.R. Bosch; B. Blocken; A.A.J.F. van den Dobbelsteen; L.W.A. van Hove; T.J.M. Spit; F. van de Ven; T. van Hooff, V. Rovers. Overview of challenges and achievements in the Climate Adaptation of Cities and in the Climate Proof Cities program. [CPC]

Urban Climate

  • L.W.A. van Hove, C.M.J. Jacobs, B.G. Heusinkveld, J.A. Elbers, B.L. van Driel, A.A.M. Holtslag. 2014. Temporal and spatial variability of urban heat island and thermal comfort within the Rotterdam agglomeration. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.029 [CPC]
  • Gromke et al. 2014. CFD analysis of transpirational cooling by vegetation: Case study for specific meteorological conditions during a heat wave in Arnhem, Netherlands. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.04.022 [CPC]
  • Jacobs et al. Assessment of evaporative water loss from Dutch cities. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.005 [CPC]
  • Leconte et al. Using local climate zone scheme for UHI assessment: evaluation of the method using mobile measurements. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.05.005
  • P.J.C. Schrijvers, H.J.J. Jonker, S. Kenjereš, S.R. de Roode, 2014.  Breakdown of the nighttime urban heat island energy budget. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.012 [CPC]
  • Toparlar et al. CFD simulation and validation of urban microclimate: A case study for Bergpolder Zuid, Rotterdam. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.004 [CPC]

Sensitivity, impacts, vulnerability

  • Cox et al. Simple future weather files for estimating heating and cooling demand
  • Daanen and Herweijer. Effectiveness of an indoor preparation program to increase thermal resilience in elderly for heat waves. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.04.010 [CPC]
  • Pakkala et al. Durability demands related to frost attack for Finnish concrete buildings in changing climate
  • Taleghani et al. Summer thermal comfort within five different urban forms in the Netherlands. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.03.014 [CPC]

Adaptation measures

  • T. van Hooff, B. Blocken, J.L.M. Hensen, H.J.P. Timmermans. 2014. On the predicted effectiveness of climate adaptation measures for residential buildings. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.08.027 [CPC]
  • Klemm et al. Psychological and physical impact of urban green spaces on outdoor thermal comfort during summertime in the Netherlands. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.05.013 [CPC]
  • Montazeri et al. Evaporative cooling by water spray systems: CFD simulation, experimental validation and sensitivity analysis. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.03.022 [CPC]
  • Voskamp and Van de Ven. Planning support system for climate adaptation: composing effective sets of blue-green measures to reduce urban vulnerability to extreme weather events. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.018 [CPC]
    (also Gromke et al. and Jacobs et al.)


  • Roders and Straub. Assessment of the likelihood of implementation strategies for climate change adaptation measures in Dutch social housing. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.014 [CPC]


  • Groot et al. Integration in urban climate adaptation: Lessons from Rotterdam on integration between scientific disciplines and integration between scientific and stakeholder knowledge. DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2014.07.023 [CPC]