Urban Climates in Latin America

  • Cristián Henríquez
  • Hugo Romero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Cristián Henríquez, Hugo Romero
    Pages 1-14
  3. Urban Heat Islands, Local Climate Zones, and Thermal Comfort

  4. Air Pollution and Urban Climates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Héctor Jorquera, Lupita D. Montoya, Nestor Y. Rojas
      Pages 137-165
    3. Margarita Préndez, Mauricio Araya, Carla Criollo, Claudia Egas, Iván Farías, Raúl Fuentealba et al.
      Pages 167-206
  5. Climate Disasters, Health, and Urban Resilience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Nubia Beray Armond, João Lima Sant’Anna Neto
      Pages 259-280
    3. Cristián Henríquez, Jorge Qüense, Claudia Villarroel, Cindy Mallea
      Pages 281-308
    4. Wilson Roseghini, Francisco Mendonça, Pietro Ceccato
      Pages 309-328
    5. Alexis Vásquez, Emanuel Giannotti, Elizabeth Galdámez, Paola Velásquez, Carolina Devoto
      Pages 329-354
    6. Adriana Goñi Mazzitelli, Ingrid Roche, Pablo Sierra, Isabel Gadino
      Pages 355-377
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-409

About this book


This book describes the observation of urban climates in Latin-American and their relationships with urban sprawl, the economic emergence of Latin American countries, social segregation, urban ecology, disasters and resilience. The chapters include contributions dealing with urban heat islands, local climate zones, thermal comfort, air pollution, extreme climate index, green infrastructure, health issues and adaptions based on the socio-economic background of urban areas.

This book revises the role of urban planning and environmental governance, highlighting the singularities in climate adaptation policies in developing countries.


Urban climate and climate change Adaptation and urban planning Risk and resilient cities Latin-America and urban climate Urban resilience in Latin-American cities

Editors and affiliations

  • Cristián Henríquez
    • 1
  • Hugo Romero
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Geografía, Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable (CEDEUS) and Centro de Cambio Global UCPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Departamento de GeografíaUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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