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Was Bo01 a success?

Malmö, in southernmost Sweden, is located in the temperate climatic zone. In the Western Harbour, a brownfield area has transformed into a mixed-use residential area. The first part of the …

Example from warm climate

Valleta is the capital of Malta and has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers. In summer average temperatures can reach 32°C and in winter temperatures can reach lows of 10°C. …

Want to learn more?

If you liked this course and want to learn more, you can continue to the next MOOC in the series, Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking design potential. Here you …

Successful urban space

The design of cities is important in determining if a public space is successful or not. Qualityreviewer is a book created by Rob Cowan, Scott Adams and David Chapman to …

Learning outcomes

High quality public spaces are key for developing sustainable and attractive tourist destinations. Successful spaces contribute to the images set by the hospitality sector, and are welcoming for people to …

Urban morphology and cold climate

‘Urban morphology’ is the ‘study of urban form’ and allows us to better understand a place’s formation and transformation over time. Here, the climate is an important consideration in the …

Micro-climate and urban design

The urban design of a place should be adapted to the micro-climate. Important aspects include: The location of the town. The height of buildings. The space between buildings. Orientation of …

Place-shaping dimensions

Public places are rarely static. They change and evolve, for various reasons – sometimes intentionally so, but also because of circumstances difficult to affect. In the book Public Places Urban …

What are climate zones

Different parts of the world belong to different climate zones. There are various ways to define those climate zones, but the Köppen classification system is commonly used. Here, five main …

Meet the Lead Educator

Dr David Chapman I am an architect and town planner with over 20 years of experience of working at the interface between society, practice and academia. I teach Architecture and …

Historic destinations

Historic sites are places that are of cultural significance. That is, they have historic, aesthetic, or social value for people. Historic sites often attract visitors. There are many reasons for …

Example from cold climate

The mining town of Kiruna, in northernmost Sweden, is located in the Arctic. The town plan, which was adopted in 1900, took climate conditions into consideration. The town was located …

The Western Harbour, Malmö, Sweden

Dr Jennie Sjöholm presents how micro-climatic considerations was taken into account when designing the neighbourhood the Western Harbour, in Malmö, Sweden. Reflect on Reflect on how the neighbourhood is designed …

End of week reflection

We have now started to think about public places. What defines a public space? Who uses public space? What makes them attractive? And what is needed to make a public …

Welcome to the course

Welcome to the Climate Analysis Portal. This has been developed by the Architecture Group at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. It has been created to help tourism professionals with no …