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The need to respond to the rapidly changing city climate is particularly urgent in the tropics where the urban transition is currently at its peak. While the need is clearly felt by the tropical urban dwellers, texts that provide an overview of the problem and indicate possible design solutions are rare. This comprehensive reference will be welcomed by student and practising architects as well as other built envronment professionals engaged with the environmental effects of building in worldwide warm and humid climates.
1. Introduction 2. Urbanization and Climate 3. Thermal Comfort in the Urban Tropics 4. Climate-Conscious Urban Design in the Tropics: Basic Principles 5. Applications: Urban Design Strategies 6. Climate-Sensitive Urban Transportation for the Tropics