Towards green roads in Malaysia : review of road characteristics effects on road surrounding microclimate with respect to roadside trees / Nasibeh FaghihMirzaei ... [et al.]

Nasibeh, FaghihMirzaei and Sharifah Fairuz, Syed Fadzi and Aldrin, Abdullah and Nooriati, Taib and Reza, Esmaeilifar (2015) Towards green roads in Malaysia : review of road characteristics effects on road surrounding microclimate with respect to roadside trees / Nasibeh FaghihMirzaei ... [et al.]. 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

Due to the rapid Malaysian metropolitan development, some amount of forests and vegetation have been replaced by impervious and artificial urban road surfaces, lead to increasing ambient temperature of many Malaysian urban areas. Urban greenery including roadside trees planting is believed to be a useful mitigation strategy of road surface temperature and thus the local ambient temperature. Malaysian cities appear to have different roadside roads conditions which help cooling the air and providing shade. Many researchers have suggested various
environmentally methods to alleviate ambient air temperature by planting the vegetation in urban areas which are closely connected to the roads of a city. However, there is a lack of studies to concern influence factors of roadside trees and road characteristics on each other in the face of surface and air temperature reduction surrounding the road. This study first identifies a pattern on the effects of road characteristics, including road orientation and road width with an overview on the capabilities of roadside tree planting and road design to mitigate road surrounding microclimate. It then provides guidelines for urban development towards green roads in a tropical city.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Nasibeh, FaghihMirzaei
nasibeh.faghih@gmail.com
Sharifah Fairuz, Syed Fadzi
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Aldrin, Abdullah
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Nooriati, Taib
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Reza, Esmaeilifar
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Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Roads
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Roads > Malaysia
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Road and highway design
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements > Roadside development. Landscaping
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. 200-207
Keywords: Road orientation; Road width; Roadside trees; Road surface temperature; Ambient air temperature
Date: 2015
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/33147
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