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The Urban Climatic Map: A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning

By: Edward Ng (Editor), Chao Ren (Editor)

490 pages, 14 plates with colour illustrations; 25 b/w photos, 230 b/w illustrations, 43 tables

Earthscan

Hardback | Sep 2015 | #226925 | ISBN-13: 9781849713764
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Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The Urban Climatic Map brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art understanding on how urban climatic knowledge can be made available and utilized by urban planners. The Urban Climatic Map contains the technology, methodology, and various focuses and approaches of urban climatic map making. It illustrates this understanding with examples and case studies from around the world, and it explains how urban climatic information can be analysed, interpreted and applied in urban planning. The Urban Climatic Map attempts to bridge the gap between the science of urban climatology and the practice of urban planning. It provides a useful one-stop reference for postgraduates, academics and urban climatologists wishing to better understand the needs for urban climatic knowledge in city planning; and urban planners and policy makers interested in applying the knowledge to design future sustainable cities and quality urban spaces.


Contents

Preface

Section 1: Introduction, Historical Development and Methodology
1. Introduction
2. A Review of the Historical Development of Urban Climatic Map Study
3. A Summary of Key Methodologies
4. On the Issues of Scales of Urban Climatic Maps

Section 2: Large Cities
5. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Tokyo and Yokohama
6. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Beijing
7. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Sakai in Osaka
8. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City
9. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Wuhan
10. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Hong Kong
11. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Hesse
12. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Singapore

Section 3: Medium Sized Cities
13. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Brazil: Salvador
14. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Berlin
15. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Taiwan: Kaohsiung
16. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Portugal: Lisbon
17. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Brazil: Campinas
18. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Frankfurt
19. Urban Climatic Map Studies in UK: Birmingham
20. Urban Climatic Map Studies in UK: Greater Manchester

Section 4: Small Cities
21. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Sendai
22. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Stuttgart
23. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Spain: Bilbao
24. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Sweden: Gothenburg
25. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Holland: Arnhem
26. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Freiburg

Section 5: Future Development
27. Meteorological Modelling and its Future Development for Urban Climatic Map Studies
28. Future Meteorological Data and their Implications on Urban Climatic Studies
29. Local Climate Zones and Urban Climatic Mapping
30. Future Technology Developments for Urban Climatic Map
31. Future Urban Climatic Map Development Based on Spatiotemporal Image Fusion for Monitoring the Seasonal Response of Urban Heat Islands to Land Use/Cover
32. Urban Large-Eddy Simulation - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics for Urban
33. Issues of Application - from Urban Climatic Map to Urban Planning

Postscript


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Biography

Edward Ng is an architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He specializes in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and Urban Climatology for City Planning. Professor Ng is also the Director of the Master of Science of Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme. As an environmental consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Ng developed the performance-based daylight design practice note, the Air Ventilation Assessment Technical Guidelines and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning. He is now working with the governments and agencies in Singapore and Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities, on Urban Climatic Maps. Professor Ng has published over 400 papers and 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Chao Ren is an Assistant Professor in School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her research interest is Sustainable Urban and Environmental Design and Urban Climatic Application in Urban Planning. She has involved in several governmental research projects, such as "(Hong Kong) Urban Climatic Map and Standards for Wind Environment - Feasibility Study", "Eco-Planning for Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Using Urban Climatic Map", "Macau Urban Climatic Map Study ", "Arnhem Urban Climatic Map" and "The Study of Plan and Management of Wuhan Urban Air Path" . She is the Deputy Director of the M.Sc. Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme, and also a research fellow of both the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK. She is a registered BEAM Professional and has joined the Working Group of BEAM Society recently.

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