The quadrants representing these ‘critical’ urban fabric types were then analysed and characterised, after which a statistically representative sample of quadrants was drawn from each class. These were then analysed further using other geospatial data sets, in particular the Grünraummonitoring (‘green space monitoring’), the Flächenmehrzweckkarte (‘multi-purpose digital map’) and aerial photographs, as a result of which one sample quadrant for each urban fabric type was identified. Five sample quadrants, which are subject to distinct heat exposure regimes were selected and have been further investigated and characterised. The characterisation included a description of the typical open space patterns for each quadrant and was followed by the simulation of the status-quo and future climate conditions using the programme ENVI-met version 4.0. By comparing the respective maps, the climate sensitivity of different open space patterns could be identified with respect to the specific conditions of the urban fabric types in question.

Chapter 6 – Characterisation of urban fabric types (in german)