We are pleased to announce the oral communication for the international conference of Spatial Analysis and GEOmatics SAGEO21.Continuer la lecture de Implementation of a solar model and shadow plotting in the context of a 2D GIS: challenges and applications for the cooling effect of tree-covered based greening solutions in urban public spaces
HOW DOES URBAN SPACE DESIGN SHAPE THERMAL COMFORT?
According to Lindberg (2007), Wei et al. (2016), Lin et al. (2017) and Middel et al. (2018), urban morphology (urban canopy geometry, materials and the presence of vegetation) is the most influencing factor for urban microclimate at local and micro scale during the day as well as during the night. Geometry changes air flow, heat flow and the energy balance, while surface coverage changes albedo, moisture availability, and the heating/cooling capacity of the soil (Stewart and Oke, 2012). It influences thus air and surface temperatures, turbulent flows, ventilation, solar radiation and air quality at pedestrian level.Continuer la lecture de Characterization of thermal comfort in the city – part 2:
HOW TO OVERCOME THE GENERIC APPROACH OF UNIVERSAL COMFORT INDICES?
The interest in the potential of public spaces to produce thermal comfort conditions for city dwellers has increased considerably in recent decades (Johansson et al., 2018). In the era of adaptation to global warming, the urban public space design must respond to ecological (creation of urban cool islands), health (prevention of the effects of heat waves), and socioeconomic (events, shops) needs. Thus, the study of these spaces and the thermal effects induced locally and temporally by space-climatic devices raise several scientific questions:Continuer la lecture de Characterization of thermal comfort in the city – Part 1: