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Author
Degórska Bożena (Polish Academy of Sciences), Degórski Marek (Polish Academy of Sciences)
Title
The Process of the Spatial Development of Large Cities in Poland and Its Adaptation to Climate Change : Opportunities and Threats
Source
Europa XXI, 2015, vol. 29, s. 95-109, rys., tab., bibliogr. 11 poz.
Issue title
The Impact of Climate on Some Sectors of the Economy in Poland and Bulgaria and their Adaptation
Keyword
Zmiany klimatyczne, Miasto, Klimat, Zielona infrastruktura
Climate change, City, Climate, Green Infrastructure
Note
summ.
Abstract
This article draws attention to key aspects of the dynamic relationship between urbanisation and climatic conditioning, with particular account taken of the ventilating and cooling of cities and the influence of ecological continuity and connectivity between urban and open areas. Such phenomena are discussed in the context of the quality of life enjoyed by inhabitants of urbanised areas. The role of green infrastructure in shaping urban space from the point of view of the easing or amelioration of negative thermal phenomena is discussed, as is the influence of climatic conditions on the functioning of cities' water systems. Reference is also made to demographic change in cities, given the major influence this has on inhabitants' vulnerability to the negative impacts of developing heat islands, most especially in periods of severe and/or prolonged heatwaves.(original abstract)
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ISSN
1429-7132
Language
eng
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