Microclimate is a major part of urban living and is experienced
by people as their personal weather.
Microclimates affect the air temperature, humidity, wind, as well as solar and terrestrial radiation at the local level. All of these elements are invisible to the human eye, but they strongly influence people’s every-day decision such as whether or not to walk to work, to play sports in a park, or even to garden in the backyard. Microclimatic design can make places more thermally comfortable thus encouraging outdoor activity.
Dr. Robert D. Brown, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, Texas A&M University