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London's urban heat island: a multi-scaled assessment framework

London's urban heat island: a multi-scaled assessment framework
London's urban heat island: a multi-scaled assessment framework
London's urban heat island (UHI) impacts on health, comfort and energy use. Projected higher temperatures due to a change in climate would further exacerbate the effects of London's UHI. It is therefore necessary to understand its net impact and adopt strategies to cope with and mitigate its negative aspects. The Lucid project is addressing both these issues and this paper focuses on the second component. There is currently a lack of practical assessment instruments available to planners, designers and developers that can assess a development's impact on the UHI. This paper thus presents a proposal for a multi-scaled UHI assessment tool framework that could be used in developing relevant planning policy and assessing UHI mitigation design strategies. The paper discusses how a framework of this type could be integrated into the development planning process in London and the UK.
pollution, town and city planning, planning and scheduling
1755-0793
164-175
Hamilton, I.
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Davies, M.
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Gauthier, S.
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Hamilton, I.
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Davies, M.
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Gauthier, S.
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Hamilton, I., Davies, M. and Gauthier, S. (2012) London's urban heat island: a multi-scaled assessment framework. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning, 166 (3), 164-175. (doi:10.1680/udap.10.00046).

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Abstract

London's urban heat island (UHI) impacts on health, comfort and energy use. Projected higher temperatures due to a change in climate would further exacerbate the effects of London's UHI. It is therefore necessary to understand its net impact and adopt strategies to cope with and mitigate its negative aspects. The Lucid project is addressing both these issues and this paper focuses on the second component. There is currently a lack of practical assessment instruments available to planners, designers and developers that can assess a development's impact on the UHI. This paper thus presents a proposal for a multi-scaled UHI assessment tool framework that could be used in developing relevant planning policy and assessing UHI mitigation design strategies. The paper discusses how a framework of this type could be integrated into the development planning process in London and the UK.

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Published date: January 2012
Keywords: pollution, town and city planning, planning and scheduling
Organisations: Energy & Climate Change Group

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Local EPrints ID: 378772
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378772
ISSN: 1755-0793
PURE UUID: a74e89f2-3907-404e-9b6a-d8370a64de82
ORCID for S. Gauthier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1720-1736

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Date deposited: 20 Jul 2015 11:18
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:34

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