Within the framework of the Air Energy Climate Plan, the Aix Marseille Provence Metropolis, in partnership with the Local Energy Agency (ALEC), offered two webinars on 17 September devoted to the issue of urban heat islands on the metropolitan territory.
Indeed, yesterday's city is no longer adapted to today's climatic challenges. The urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon stems from several factors related to the densification of urbanisation, planning methods and human activities. Indeed, a heat island is characterised by a higher surface or air temperature in urban areas than on the outskirts of the city. This temperature difference can be more than 10° and can be limited or even avoided by implementing solutions based on nature but also by integrating this problem as early as possible in the planning strategies.
The first webinar on "Better understanding and diagnosing the phenomenon on the metropolitan territory" focused on the elements of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon on the scale of the regional territory and the presentation of a case study on the city of Marseille.
The second presented the levers for action on urban heat islands: the regulatory framework, the different levers of the PLU.
In addition to this webinar, you can consult :
- The guide produced by the AUPA as part of an action of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Area's (AMP) Climate Air Energy Plan (PCAEM), which aims to create a "toolbox" consisting of 3 booklets
- An educational booklet, for a better global understanding of the phenomenon of UCI ;
- A diagnostic notebook, the first portrait of the sensitivity of Aix Marseille Provence Métropole to the phenomenon of UCI;
- A "toolbox" booklet to integrate the challenges of UCI into the Local Inter-municipal Urban Development Plans (PLUi) : Ilots de chaleur urbain - 3 cahiers - Aupa
- The Cerema Ilots de chaleur website : Ilots de chaleur : Agir dans les territoires pour adapter les villes au changement climatique | Cerema
- Ademe : Proceedings of the Scientific and Technical Day of 27 June 2017 in Lyon - Rafraichissement des villes : De quelles connaissances avons-nous besoin ? – ADEME