Published June 8, 2023 | Version v1
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Exploring the link between socio-economic and physical structure in cities to inform heat adaptation options: the case of Stuttgart


Heat stress is recognised among the key risks in the context of climate and societal changes. This study aims to explore the link between socio-economic and spatial factors contributing to the effects of extreme heat events in the city of Stuttgart. The paper presents some findings of the Citizens' Survey 2021 in the city of Stuttgart on some key variables such as experience with heat stress and access to green spaces. The analysis further gives special emphasis to relationships between these variables and socio-economic factors e.g. income levels with heat-related adaptation options. The survey data was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and then exported to ArcGIS pro and linked with geographical data (shapefiles) of the city districts. The study provides new insights into the spatial variability of heat experience as well as the socio-economic profile that needs to be targeted for future heat adaptation planning in the city.



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urbisphere – urbisphere - coupling dynamic cities and climate 855005
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