How big should a park be to influence climate and health? Designers ask great questions and to answer them we rely on every tool in the shed. Data comes
anywhere from weather station records to satellite observations to data from global climate models. This has to be distilled and transferred to a specific building, neighbourhood, or region using downscaling techniques, e.g. computational fluid dynamics. Finally convert all of this data into useful metrics understandable to the designer. Add in a good dose of skepticism.
Here Michael Roth will take a look at some of the techniques that his company has employed and challenges that they’ve faced over the year on several real-world projects and end with a brief look to the future and a plea for help.