Urban Heat Island Mitigation Technologies
Emmanuel, Rohinton (editor)
This book is relevant to architects, urban designers, planners, and policy makers concerned with enhancing climate-sensitive urban form and planning. It discusses building and neighborhood design: layout and design features that maximize energy efficiency and thermal comfort without compromising the ability of other buildings to enjoy similar benefits; the use of interstitial spaces (piazzas, streets, and parks) to improve the microclimate at the neighbourhood-level; design intervention case studies; innovative uses of interstitial spaces to improve the local climate at the neighborhood level; and urban radiative cooling solutions to mitigate the unintended climate consequences of urban growth and suggestions for ways forward.
Keywordscooling effect; urban park; thermal comfort; physiological equivalent temperature; perceived thermal comfort; urban heat island; air temperature; sustainable cities; smart cities; urban health; global warming; urban green spaces; sustainable urban development; climate change mitigation and adaptation; urban resilience ; heatwaves; urban overheating; urban heat island intensity; energy budget equation; sensible heat flux; latent heat flux; advective heat flux; Australian climatic conditions; coastal cities; desert climate; surface urban heat island effect; land use/land cover; partial least square regression; nonlinear programming; Shanghai; China; urban form; urban microclimate design; city; sustainability; sustainable development; cool roof; passive radiative cooling; metamaterials; prototype
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Research & information: general
Technology: general issues
Thermodynamics & heat