Urban environment and vegetation: comfort and urban heat island mitigation

Adriano Magliocco, Katia Perini

Abstract


This paper analyses the outcomes of an experimental simulation on the microclimatic effects and on thermal comfort of vegetation in urban environment, conducted by means of a three-dimensional microclimate model, ENVI- met 3.1. The simulation considers a wide range of hypothetical cases of typical city areas with different characteristics related to: building density, building height, vegetation type and density. The results of the study show how different combinations of amount and type of vegetation, density and height of buildings affect the urban heat island phenomenon in Mediterranean climate.

Keywords


Vegetation; Urban heat island; Thermal comfort; Green roofs; Urban environment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Techne-15070



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