Assessment and Management of Urban Micro-Climates for the Public Realm
Date: Wednesday, March 4
Time: 9:00 AM EST
Presenters: Dr. Jack Spengler, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health; Jianxiang Huang, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Design, University of Hong Kong
Description: Content research is focused on the modeling and measurement of thermal comfort in public places. The model, CityComfort+ model, can be used to assess factors of building massing, shading, vegetation on radiant heat balance, and the sensation of human comfort. Using climate forcing methods, future conditions of public places can be used to evaluate alternative designs. Click here to read more about this research.
This webinar reviewed case studies and publications: assessing the relationship between efficient energy use and levels of resident satisfaction in Boston and Hong Kong, and exploring living at high densities, including the psychological, health, and behavioral impact of urban lifestyle.
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Jianxiang Huang, Jose Guillermo Cedeno-Laurent, and John D. Spengler. 2014. "CityComfort+: A simulation-based method for predicting mean radiant temperature in dense urban areas." Building and Environment. No. 80: 84-95.