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Effect of thermal adaptation on outdoor comfort perception

conference contribution
posted on 2012-01-01, 00:00 authored by L Kenawy, Hisham Elkadi
Thermal comfort in outdoor places has proven to have a strong relationship with their users’ attendance and behaviour [1]. Creating comfortable places is therefore to be considered a crucial part of the design process, as taking it into consideration help increasing the social integration between people and therefore fosters sustainability within cities [2]. With the increasing number of migrants within global cities, a new challenge has been facing thermal comfort studies. This challenge is related to the different cultural and climatic origins of those migrants and how they can adapt to the new climatic conditions they are to move in. This paper aims to explore the impact of thermal comfort adaptation on users’ thermal perception in multicultural cities. Consequently, a quantitative field study is applied in Melbourne city, Australia in order to investigate peoples’ outdoor thermal comfort. The analyses were based upon the measurement of climatic parameters that were monitored simultaneously with a questionnaire to determine users’ thermal comfort perception in relation to their time spent in the city. The findings of thermal comfort investigations could be applied into improving the quality of urban areas within global cities and therefore promote the integration within individuals in those societies.

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Event

Urban Climate. International Conference (8th : 2012 : Dublin, Ireland)

Pagination

1 - 4

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[The Conference]

Location

Dublin, Ireland

Place of publication

[Dublin, Ireland]

Start date

2012-08-06

End date

2012-08-10

Language

eng

Publication classification

E3 Extract of paper

Title of proceedings

ICUC8 2012 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Climate and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment

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