Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 8, Pages: 1-7
Hyung Min Kim* , Yiyun Zhou and Ting Wang
Department of Urban Planning and Design, Suzhou, China; [email protected]
Ground-leveltemperaturehas animpact onhumanactivities.Aspedestrians involvephysicalmovements at awalking speed, they are likely to seek out better walking environments. Ground-level temperature is a core to the walking environment in extreme weather conditions. This research addresses following research questions: what are the key to ground-level temperature in a highly urbanised area? What public facilities can decrease the ground-level temperature? The result shows that natural grass contributes to higher temperature in daytime and lower temperature after sunset. Shadings are very effective in decreasing ground-level temperature. Effects of water bodies in a city are unclear in mitigating warmer weather at a micro level.
Keywords: Ground-Level Temperature, Paving, Shading, Suzhou, Urban Heat Island Effect
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