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2. Geography of Cities
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3. Biometeorology and Architecture
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Also included is an excel spreadsheet that you should download.
4. Building & Transport
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5. Urban Effects: Atmosphere
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6. Urban Effects: Heat Islands & Heat Waves
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7. Urban Effects: The hydrologic cycle
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8. Urban Effects: Biosphere
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9. Climate Change
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10. Sustainable Cities
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