In an interview with Innovation Origins, an independent journalistic platform focused on innovation, the business of innovation, and the people behind it, Dr. Stefan Trometer of Virtual City Systems explains how digital twins can help with climate-adaptive measures.
To counteract so-called urban heat islands, Digital Twins have proven to be important tools for urban planning. These detailed virtual replicas of cities offer the possibility to simulate effective cooling measures. Unlike traditional approaches, Digital Twins overcome the limitations of heat island mapping by integrating a wealth of data, including surface details, wind dynamics, and temperature patterns.
Real-world applications, such as the Bremen Climate Change Strategy, demonstrate the utility of these models. Despite challenges, such as a lack of funding for innovative approaches, the prospect of merging sensor data with 3D city models is promising to better address the impacts of climate change. It is important to note, however, that while Digital Twins can support decision-making, they cannot directly reverse rising temperatures.
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