Creating breathing cities by adopting urban ventilation assessment and wind corridor plan – The implementation in Chinese cities
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AbstractIn recent years, urban ventilation assessment and urban ventilation corridor plan have been conducted and adopted in the urban planning of Chinese cities in response to the national call from the Central Government of China as well as the public concern on the quality of living environment. Therefore, a national technical guide is needed to provide a state-of-the-art standard methodology and scientific technology on urban ventilation assessment, and to serve as an aid for decision-making in the initial stage of town planning and urban design. This paper first reviews the urban ventilation corridor plan related activities in Chinese cities since 2000 and points out the needs and problems. Secondly, it introduces the newly developed national technical guide ‘Specifications for climatic feasibility demonstration – Urban Ventilation Corridor’. Thirdly, a case study of Chengdu Urban Ventilation Corridor Plan is presented to demonstrate the implementation of such considerations in local planning exercises. Lastly, it discusses the future trend of urban ventilation assessment and urban ventilation corridor plan in China.
Acceptance Date22/09/2018
All Author(s) ListChao Ren, Ruozi Yang, Chen Cheng, Pei Xing, Xiaoyi Fang, Shuo Zhang, Huifang Wang, Yuan Shi, Xuyi Zhang, Yu Ting Kwok, Edward Ng
Journal nameJournal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
Volume Number182
Pages170 - 188
LanguagesEnglish-United States
KeywordsUrban ventilation assessment, Wind corridor plan, Soft and light breeze, Urban climatic responsive planning and design

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