Prague has an extensive network of public transport stops where people spend a considerable amount of time waiting for buses, tram and metros. The City of Prague wants to implement adaptation strategies against extreme heat in the areas near these public transport hubs. This initiative aims to improve the overall quality of urban life of the citizens of Prague as well as tourists by improving their public transport experience.
In collaboration with the Prague Institute of Planning and Development, we provided the City of Prague with mapping based assessment to identify the public transport stops in the city that are most vulnerable to extreme heat events.
We study the urban needs.
We define relevant indices to take into consideration for heat assessment.
Based on our algorithm, we map the sub-indices and combine them to create the Urban Heat Vulnerability Map to identify which public transport stops are the most vulnerable to extreme heat.
We recommend environmental solutions adapted to the city morphology to cool down critical hotspots.