Dynamic response of pedestrian thermal comfort under outdoor transient conditions
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AbstractOutdoor thermal comfort studies have proved that urban design has a great influence on pedestrians’ thermal comfort and its assessment helps to understand the quality and usage of the pedestrian environment. However, the majority of outdoor thermal comfort studies perceive pedestrian thermal comfort as “static”. The dynamic multiple-use of urban spaces and the highly inhomogeneous urban morphology in high-density cities of the tropics are seldom considered. In high-density outdoor environment like Hong Kong, pedestrians experience highly variable microclimatic conditions within short distances. However, the application of the concept of transient thermal comfort in outdoor environment is rather limited and the use of longitudinal field surveys is relatively rare, which leads to a lack of understanding about how pedestrians respond to the changes of the outdoor environment. This study contributes to the understanding of the dynamic thermal comfort and the thresholds for tolerance to thermal discomfort. Findings of this study are expected to improve urban geometry design in order to mitigate the thermal discomfort and create a better pedestrian environment in high-density cities.
All Author(s) ListKevin Ka-Lun Lau, Yuan Shi, Edward Yan-Yung Ng
Name of ConferenceURBANCEQ-2017: International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality
Start Date of Conference28/09/2017
End Date of Conference29/09/2017
Place of ConferenceGenova
Country/Region of ConferenceItaly
Proceedings TitleProceedings of URBANCEQ-2017: International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality
Pages69 - 75
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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