1st Edition

The Urban Climatic Map
A Methodology for Sustainable Urban Planning




ISBN 9781849713764
Published September 16, 2015 by Routledge
476 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Rapid urbanization, higher density and more compact cities have brought about a new science of urban climatology. An understanding of the mapping of this phenomenon is crucial for urban planners. The book brings together experts in the field of Urban Climatic Mapping to provide the state of the art understanding on how urban climatic knowledge can be made available and utilized by urban planners. The book contains the technology, methodology, and various focuses and approaches of urban climatic map making. It illustrates this understanding with examples and case studies from around the world, and it explains how urban climatic information can be analysed, interpreted and applied in urban planning. The book attempts to bridge the gap between the science of urban climatology and the practice of urban planning. It provides a useful one-stop reference for postgraduates, academics and urban climatologists wishing to better understand the needs for urban climatic knowledge in city planning; and urban planners and policy makers interested in applying the knowledge to design future sustainable cities and quality urban spaces.

Table of Contents

Preface  Section 1: Introduction, Historical Development and Methodology  1. Introduction  2. A Review of the Historical Development of Urban Climatic Map Study  3. A Summary of Key Methodologies  4. On the Issues of Scales of Urban Climatic Maps  Section 2: Large Cities  5. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Tokyo and Yokohama  6. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Beijing  7. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Sakai in Osaka  8. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City  9. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Wuhan  10. Urban Climatic Map Studies in China: Hong Kong  11. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Hesse  12. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Singapore  Section 3: Medium Sized Cities  13: Urban Climatic Map Studies in Brazil: Salvador  14. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Berlin  15. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Taiwan: Kaohsiung  16. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Portugal: Lisbon  17. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Brazil: Campinas  18. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Frankfurt  19. Urban Climatic Map Studies in UK: Birmingham  20. Urban Climatic Map Studies in UK: Greater Manchester  Section 4: Small Cities  21. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Japan: Sendai  22. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Stuttgart  23. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Spain: Bilbao  24. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Sweden: Gothenburg  25. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Holland: Arnhem  26. Urban Climatic Map Studies in Germany: Freiburg  Section 5: Future Development  27. Meteorological Modelling and its Future Development for Urban Climatic Map Studies  28. Future Meteorological Data and their Implications on Urban Climatic Studies  29. Local Climate Zones and Urban Climatic Mapping  30. Future Technology Developments for Urban Climatic Map  31. Future Urban Climatic Map Development Based on Spatiotemporal Image Fusion for Monitoring the Seasonal Response of Urban Heat Islands to Land Use/Cover  32. Urban Large-Eddy Simulation – Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics for Urban  33. Issues of Application – from Urban Climatic Map to Urban Planning  Postscript

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Biography

Edward Ng is an architect and Yao Ling Sun Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He specializes in Green Building, Environmental and Sustainable Design, and Urban Climatology for City Planning. Professor Ng is also the Director of the Master of Science of Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme. As an environmental consultant to the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Professor Ng developed the performance-based daylight design practice note, the Air Ventilation Assessment Technical Guidelines and the Urban Climatic Maps for City Planning. He is now working with the governments and agencies in Singapore and Macau, as well as a number of Chinese cities, on Urban Climatic Maps. Professor Ng has published over 400 papers and 3 books. He has twice received the International Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).  

Chao Ren is an Assistant Professor in School of Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her research interest is Sustainable Urban and Environmental Design and Urban Climatic Application in Urban Planning. She has involved in several governmental research projects, such as "(Hong Kong) Urban Climatic Map and Standards for Wind Environment – Feasibility Study", "Eco-Planning for Kaohsiung, Taiwan by Using Urban Climatic Map", "Macau Urban Climatic Map Study ", "Arnhem Urban Climatic Map" and "The Study of Plan and Management of Wuhan Urban Air Path" . She is the Deputy Director of the M.Sc. Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme, and also a research fellow of both the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC) and the Institute of Energy, Environment and Sustainability (IEES) at CUHK. She is a registered BEAM Professional and has joined the Working Group of BEAM Society recently.