Urban Climate Modelling: Challenges in the Tropics

Giridharan, R. (2016) Urban Climate Modelling: Challenges in the Tropics. In: Emmanuel, R, ed. Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics. World Scientific / Imperial College Press. ISBN 978-1-78326-840-5. E-ISBN 978-1-78326-842-9. (doi:10.1142/9781783268412_0008) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Among the places worst hit by climate change are areas of high urban growth in the warm, humid tropics of Asia and Latin America. In these places, the global trend of rapid urbanisation and conditions of local warming compound the effects of climate change. This three-part book explores the unique local climate consequences of urban growth trajectories of tropical cities and provides strategies and design approaches to enhance the quality of life of tropical urban dwellers in the face of urban warming. Part One considers the philosophical basis of the climate challenge in this context and investigates tropical urbanism from the viewpoints of urban activity patterns and the notion of 'thermal pleasure'. Part Two explores specific, practical techniques in enhancing ventilation, shading and greenery as well as the challenges in local climate assessment in the tropics. Part Three explores the barriers and future opportunities for climate-sensitive urban planning and presents specific examples of good practice, contextualized within the wider global debate on adapting to climate change. Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics is an indispensable companion for planners, designers, architects and students of all levels.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1142/9781783268412_0008
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Architecture
Depositing User: Giridharan Renganathan
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 16:35 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54907 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Giridharan, R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8627-5616
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