TECHNE 8 (2014): Research and project knowledge transfer
Research & Experimentation

Urban environment and vegetation: comfort and urban heat island mitigation

TECHNE 8 (2014): Research and project knowledge transfer
Published October 24, 2014
Keywords
  • Vegetation,
  • Urban heat island,
  • Thermal comfort,
  • Green roofs
How to Cite
Magliocco, A., & Perini, K. (2014). Urban environment and vegetation: comfort and urban heat island mitigation. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (8), 155-162. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-15070

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.

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