Micro-climate variability across a mixed development suburb with water sensitive urban design

A.M. Broadbent, J. Beringer, A. M. Coutts, N. J. Tapper

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    Research has shown that the urban heat island (UHI) effect can have adverse effects on energy consumption; air-quality (Rosenfield et al., 1998); water-use (Guhathakurta & Gober, 2007); human mortality, morbidity, and thermal comfort (Luber & McGeehin, 2008). As such, an understanding of urban microclimate is needed to design energy efficient cities, alleviate the effects of heat stress, and improve human thermal comfort (HTC).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationWSUD 2012 - 7th International Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design: Building the Water Sensitive Community, Final Program and Abstract Book
    Place of PublicationBarton, ACT, Australia
    PublisherEngineers Australia
    Number of pages22
    ISBN (Print)9780858258952
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventInternational Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design 2012: Building the Water Sensitive Community - Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 21 Feb 201223 Feb 2012
    Conference number: 7th


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Water Sensitive Urban Design 2012
    Abbreviated titleWSUD Conference 2012
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