IJESD 2019 Vol.10(11): 389-393 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2019.10.11.1204

Climatic Considerations and Their Role in Explaining Sustainable Development of Urban Environments

Aryan Amirkhani and Fatemeh Tehrani

Abstract—The issue of sustainable urban development has been considered an important scientific issue in all communities in recent years and has received a large part of the literature on urban development. In this regard, various dimensions of sustainable development from different angles have been studied, analyzed, and evaluated, and various approaches have been considered in different perspectives. By defining sustainable development as development of quality of life and life in the capacity to tolerate backup ecosystems, and with regard to concepts such as development and the environment, the relationship between human, the environment and sustainable development is explained in the context of this definition.
Various causes play a role in the formation and sustainable development of urban environments, among which climatic considerations play an important role. Climate as one of the subsystems involved in the ecological structure of nature with other components of the system has interacted with each other and thus reacts to the changes occurring in the natural systems and adapts itself to new conditions.
Within the framework of this discussion, the following climatic changes are briefly discussed. In fact, these are the changes that, in the sense of “urban climate”, give a special identity:
1. Irradiance, transparency and / or air turbidity; 2. Air temperature; 3. Air flow or wind system; 4. Humidity; 5. Quantity and quality of atmospheric precipitation; 6. Air pollution
After mentioning the factors affecting the urban climate, climatic solutions and considerations in urban spaces can be briefly analyzed in terms of performance in places such as walking paths, riding paths, and green spaces.

Index Terms—Climate, urban environment, sustainable development, urban components, environmental factors.

Aryan Amirkhani is with Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran (e-mail: aryan.amirkhani@gmail.com).
Fatemeh Tehrani is with Geography and Urban Planning, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran.

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Cite: Aryan Amirkhani and Fatemeh Tehrani, "Climatic Considerations and Their Role in Explaining Sustainable Development of Urban Environments," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 389-393, 2019.

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  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
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