Healthy environment: The need to mitigate urban heat island effects on human health

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Abstract

This paper is focused on understanding the most important factors of UHI formation and their effects on urban population health with an emphasis on the considerable growth of both population and rapid urbanization of Tehran, Iran. To achieve this aim, this paper explores literally a conceptual framework about the relationship between UHI and human health. Then, it suggests three important strategies to minimise the impact of UHI on human health: achieving appropriate transportation for mitigating air pollution, providing appropriate landscape, increasing the albedo of building materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Engineering
Pages61-70
Number of pages10
Volume20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Jul 201112 Jul 2011

Other

Other2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period11/7/1112/7/11

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Thermal effects
Health
Air pollution

Keywords

  • Albedo materials
  • Healthy environment
  • Horizontal landscape
  • Human health
  • Urban heat island
  • Vertical landscape

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Healthy environment : The need to mitigate urban heat island effects on human health. / Shahmohamadi, P.; Che Ani, Adi Irfan; Etessam, I.; Abdul Maulud, Khairul Nizam; Mohd Tawil, Norngainy.

Procedia Engineering. Vol. 20 2011. p. 61-70.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shahmohamadi, P, Che Ani, AI, Etessam, I, Abdul Maulud, KN & Mohd Tawil, N 2011, Healthy environment: The need to mitigate urban heat island effects on human health. in Procedia Engineering. vol. 20, pp. 61-70, 2nd International Building Control Conference, IBCC 2011, Penang, Malaysia, 11/7/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.139
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