Urban Microclimate, Outdoor Thermal Comfort, and Socio-Economic Mapping
Urban planners, architects, and building engineers are challenged to better implement urban microclimate conditions into their designs and urban masterplans in order to increase the outdoor comfort levels of urban agglomerations. Various urban planning and urban design theorists have highlighted the role of microclimate and comfort as a prerequisite for successful places.
This research introduces a novel workflow that couples the “local climate zone” (LCZ) classification system, which is mainly used in urban climatology, and an urban microclimate assessment tool (ENVI-met), which simulates the hourly thermal index of urban spaces.
|Work Title||Urban Microclimate, Outdoor Thermal Comfort, and Socio-Economic Mapping|
|Subtitle||A case study of two U.S. high-density cities|
|License||CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)|
|Publication Date||September 23, 2021|
|Deposited||February 23, 2022|