Effect of thermal adaptation on outdoor comfort perception

Kenawy, lnji and Elkadi, Hisham 2012, Effect of thermal adaptation on outdoor comfort perception, in ICUC8 2012 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Climate and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment, [The Conference], [Dublin, Ireland], pp. 1-4.

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Title Effect of thermal adaptation on outdoor comfort perception
Author(s) Kenawy, lnji
Elkadi, Hisham
Conference name Urban Climate. International Conference (8th : 2012 : Dublin, Ireland)
Conference location Dublin, Ireland
Conference dates 6-10 Aug. 2012
Title of proceedings ICUC8 2012 : Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Climate and 10th Symposium on the Urban Environment
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Urban Climate International Conference
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher [The Conference]
Place of publication [Dublin, Ireland]
Keyword(s) cultural diversity
thermal comfort
thermal adaptation
outdoor places
Summary 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E3 Extract of paper
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051756

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