An Urban Climate Walk through the City of London.
The walk titled ‘Walking among Giants’ presents a unique view of the City of London through the role of building and urban form in creating distinct microclimates and offers a novel perspective on London’s dramatic and changing skyline.
The walk takes just under two hours and is an enjoyable way to learn about the effects of building and urban form on both the climate and energy management of the urban setting. The aim of this walking tours is to disseminate urban climate research (current and future) to the building and urban design/planning community. The walk offers insights into the various urban climate effects from an architect's perspective and covers issues associated with the environmental impacts of urban development and the scale and timing of various microclimate effects including the spatial and temporal nature of the different urban heat islands.
The purpose of the tour is to get participants to be aware of the interdependent relationships between aspects of the urban form (such as street dimensions and orientation) and function (such as transport and building cooling) that creates indoor and outdoor climates.