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Review on the impact of urban geometry and pedestrian level greening on outdoor thermal comfort

Jamei, Elmira, Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini, Seyedmahmoudian, Mohammadmehdi and Jamei, Yashar 2016, Review on the impact of urban geometry and pedestrian level greening on outdoor thermal comfort, Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, vol. 54, pp. 1002-1017, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.104.

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Title Review on the impact of urban geometry and pedestrian level greening on outdoor thermal comfort
Author(s) Jamei, Elmira
Rajagopalan, Priyadarsini
Seyedmahmoudian, Mohammadmehdi
Jamei, Yashar
Journal name Renewable and sustainable energy reviews
Volume number 54
Start page 1002
End page 1017
Total pages 16
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-02
ISSN 1364-0321
1879-0690
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Technology
GREEN & SUSTAINABLE SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Energy & Fuels
Science & Technology - Other Topics
Pedestrian thermal comfort
Urban geometry
Urban greening
HOT DRY CLIMATE
SKY VIEW FACTOR
HEAT-ISLAND INTENSITY
PARK COOL ISLAND
AIR-TEMPERATURE
TROPICAL CITY
ENERGY USE
HONG-KONG
QUANTITATIVE-EVALUATION
NOCTURNAL TEMPERATURES
Summary The number of hot days is increasing in many parts of the world because of the heat island phenomenon and global climate change. High air temperature greatly affects human thermal comfort and public health, particularly in urban areas. Therefore, the challenging task of, urban designers and urban planners in accommodating the increasing population is to make cities with the least level of vulnerability to future climate change. Interest in transferring urban climatic knowledge into urban planning practices, and developing mitigation strategies to adapt to climate change, has been increased in recent years. The use of vegetation and appropriate urban geometry are shown very promising in mitigating the adverse effects of heat island and providing a better pedestrian thermal comfort. This article reviews studies on pedestrian level urban greening and geometry in improving thermal comfort in cities. Such strategies can be applied at the preliminary stages of urban planning and thus directly affect the microclimate. The analyzed data include simulation and field measurement studies. The discussion of this research clearly reflects how urban design guidelines can be applied to enhance outdoor thermal comfort and minimize the heat island effect. This study is helpful in controlling the consequences of city design from the early design stage.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2015.10.104
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
09 Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
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