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Table 1 Basic description of URGENCHE cities

From: Building-related health impacts in European and Chinese cities: a scalable assessment method

City Populationa Population density / km2a Area (km2) Annual mean temperatureb Total annual precipitationb GHG emissions Mt CO2-eq Life expectancy male/female
Basel 192 000 7 564 23.9 9.5 784 2.4 76.1 / 81.6
Kuopio 105 000 46 3165.0 2.7 498 1.02 76.7 / 83.2d
Rotterdam 550 000 2 952 325.8 10.4 856 32.6 75.7 / 81.2
Stuttgart 590 000 2 958 207.4 9.6 689 5.1 78 / 83e
Suzhou 10.6 million (urban 5.5 million) 1 200 (urban 2 000) 8 488 (urban 2 743) 17.0 932 181 74 / 77f
Thessaloniki 1.1 million (urban 790 000) 692 (urban 7 080) 1 456 (urban 112) 15.6 458   78 / 84g
Xi’an 8.5 million (urban 6.5 million) 850 (urban 7 900) 9 983 (urban 826) average high 19.3, average low 9.2 553 road traffic 15c 73.3 / 78.3
  1. aWikipedia, bBasel, Kuopio, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki: climatemps.com; Rotterdam, Suzhou, Xi'an: Wikipedia, ctotal not available, dTerveyskirjasto (www.terveyskirjasto.fi), eWHO 2011 Germany (www.who.int/gho/database/en), fWHO 2011 China, gWHO 2011 Greece