Cubillos-González, Rolando, and Lizbeth Castillo-García, Lizeth. "THE CLIMATE AS A KEY FACTOR OF PUBLIC LIFE IN EUROPEAN CITIES" in International Journal of Architectural Research: ArchNet-IJAR [Online], Volume 10 Number 1
Is weather a factor that determines the efficiency of public life in European cities? It can be said that every six months public life changes radically in European cities in response to changes in the weather, such as, the type of activities that take place. Furthermore, in these European cities, culture is another important characteristic of public life. In the first stages the results of this research, identified the following characteristics as factors of efficiency of public life in these cities: climate, the mobility system, the historic area, vitality, materials, vegetation and buildings. These variables define the quality of public life in the cities studied. Weather conditions determine many of the patterns of urban organization. All these features would require the analysis of multiple variables which would be impossible to carry out manually. Thus, this article suggests the design of a software application that could enable the analysis of public life in light of these efficiency factors, to guide the city to sustainability.
Keywords: Efficiency; Public Space; Public Life; Climate