Surfacing effects on thermal condition in urban open space / Liyana Ahmad Bazuli and Azhan Abdul Aziz

Liyana, Ahmad Bazuli and Azhan, Abdul Aziz (2015) Surfacing effects on thermal condition in urban open space / Liyana Ahmad Bazuli and Azhan Abdul Aziz. 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 density has significant impacts in shaping the microclimatic condition of urban milieu. Studies related to
global warming and environmental hazard effecting climate condition particularly in urban open space indicates
constructive outcomes of escalating temperature caused by poor design strategies and adaptation. Hence, the aim
of this study is to identify and assess the elements and prospects of existing open space towards outdoor thermal
condition and discomfort of urban environments while preserving the ideal state of quality of life. Measures
involve physical microclimatic parameters (radiant temperature, air velocity and relative humidity) and
calculations of natural and manmade topographies in two identical open spaces. Meteorological assessments was
conducted at designated zones for three (3) days in June at 1.1meter above ground level with five (5) and ten (10)
minutes time interval.The preliminary findings revealed that the morphological characteristicsand total area of natural and manmadeelements affect the thermal condition of urban open spaces. However, further empirical research is required to include other associated parameters i.e. types of vegetation and materials promoting ideal thermal environments.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Liyana, Ahmad Bazuli
lynnabaz@gmail.com
Azhan, Abdul Aziz
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Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmental conditions. Environmental quality. Environmental indicators. Environmental degradation > Global environmental change
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > Environmentalism. Green movement > Sustainability. Sustainable living
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology > City planning
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. 124-130
Keywords: morphological characteristics, open space, thermal condition
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33038
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