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A methodological framework to assess the thermal performance of green infrastructure through airborne remote sensing

Urban heat islands Green infrastructure Microclimate satellite remote sensing Thermal Performance

This paper presents a methodological framework for a more accurate assessment of the thermal performance of green infrastructure (GI) using a combination of airborne remote sensing, field measurements and numerical modelling. The proposed framework consists of: (a) controlling intervening variables and classifying sites according to urban morphology, (b) classifying GI according to a newly developed typology, (c) quantifying and allocating a set of indicators/metrics to each typology, and (d) analysing and comparing data spatially and statistically. The proposed framework provides a standardised protocol that urban planners and practitioners can apply to quantify, compare and report the results of microclimate studies.

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