Urban areas are characterized by a plurality of microclimates given by the diversity of morphologies, optical and radiative properties, solar access and air circulation in different street canyons. For these reasons, beyond strategies at urban scale, mitigation needs to be addressed at district or even at urban canyon scale, just like the design of buildings. Among different options, canopy shading has been proposed in several urban contexts, and to assess the impact of this mitigation technique on air temperature and outdoor thermal comfort conditions we performed numerical simulations for a north-south oriented urban canyon with high solar access (height to width ratio equal to 0.18) in the climate context of Milano (Italy).

THE EFFECT OF CANOPY SHADING ON PERCEIVED THERMAL STRESS IN PEDESTRIAN AREA OF EXPO 2015

Paolini R.;Mainini A. G.;Poli T.
2017

Abstract

Urban areas are characterized by a plurality of microclimates given by the diversity of morphologies, optical and radiative properties, solar access and air circulation in different street canyons. For these reasons, beyond strategies at urban scale, mitigation needs to be addressed at district or even at urban canyon scale, just like the design of buildings. Among different options, canopy shading has been proposed in several urban contexts, and to assess the impact of this mitigation technique on air temperature and outdoor thermal comfort conditions we performed numerical simulations for a north-south oriented urban canyon with high solar access (height to width ratio equal to 0.18) in the climate context of Milano (Italy).
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Urban heat Island, mitigation, canopy shading, microclimate, urban canyon.
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