Using 500x500m square quadrants based on grid applied by Statistik Austria an urban fabric typology for the city of Vienna has been generated. Data sets were compiled describing key aspects of the urban climate and urban morphology in terms of terrain, open space and built structure, all of which influence the microclimatic conditions and parameters. A „two-step“cluster analysis was then carried out, which resulted in the identification of 9 urban fabric types that closely reflected the varying morphology of Vienna’s entire urban landscape. Subsequently, further investigations concentrated on the three urban landscape classes which were considered most climate-sensitive, namely those within the dense inner city and in the main urban development areas northeast of the Danube. These were then subjected to a further cluster analysis in order to increase the resolution of the classification as a result of which each was resolved into three sub-classes.

Chapter 4 – Data processing (in german)

Chapter 5 – Generation of urban fabric types (in german)