Impact of urban block configuration and direction on urban temperature increase in hot, humid regions / Lin Yola and Ho Chin Siong

Yola, Lin and Ho, Chin Siong (2015) Impact of urban block configuration and direction on urban temperature increase in hot, humid regions / Lin Yola and Ho Chin Siong. In: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green), 7-8 October 2015, Dewan Kuliah Al-Khawarizmi Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

Abstract

Urban temperature increase contributes significant effect to global warming. This phenomenon has been addressed as the real impact of rapid development which occurs in the urban area, which causes urban heat islands (UHIs). One of the influencing factors is building typology that forms urban block configuration. This study which was conducted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia aims to investigate the impact of varies of urban block configurations on the air temperature and the variables that affect it. The hypothetical model simulation was used to analyse the measures. It finds out that urban block creates the shades to the outdoor environment which blocks the surface from direct solar radiation. However, it also depends on the direction of urban block configuration towards the expose angle of solar radiation. As the conclusion, the right scenario of urban block configuration and the choice of its direction mitigate the urban temperature increase. This finding suggests planners and designers to perform the similar quantitative analysis in the earlier stage of planning.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Yola, Lin
lin_yo_la@yahoo.com
Ho, Chin Siong
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Atmospheric temperature
Q Science > QC Physics > Meteorology. Climatology. Including the earth's atmosphere > Climate change
Q Science > QC Physics > Meteorology. Climatology. Including the earth's atmosphere > Climatology and weather
Q Science > QC Physics > Meteorology. Climatology. Including the earth's atmosphere > Climatology and weather > Global warming
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: Proceedings of Postgraduate Conference on Global Green Issues (Go Green)
Event Dates: 7-8 October 2015
Page Range: pp. 131-139
Keywords: Urban block configuration, urban direction, temperature increase, solar radiation.
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33035
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