Mitigating the urban heat island effect: Some points without altering existing city planning

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Abstract

Urban Heat Island is expected to pose increasing challenges for cities in the following decades, placing greater stress and impacts on multiple social and biophysical systems, including population health, social comfort, urban infrastructure, energy demand and water supplies. One of the great challenges facing our current generation of scientists and engineers is how to mitigate the harmful effects of urban heat island and make the sustainable cities. In the first step, the root cause of problems and the effects of urban heat island must be recognized. And then by considering the effects of UHI on all aspects of urban environment is started thinking about the mitigation of UHI. This paper therefore, is focused on understanding the main roots of UHI problems on urban environment with an emphasis on the recognition of the effects of UHI. To achieve this aim, this article review current knowledge about the urban heat island to understand urban climate, urban climate scales and the harmful effects of UHI, including human health, patterns of human settlement, energy use, transportation, industry, environmental quality, and other aspects of infrastructure that effect our quality of life, and then classify these effects, make some recommendations for preventive action and provide quality of life and sustainability in city.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-216
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume35
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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City Planning
urban planning
Urban planning
heat island
Thermal effects
Hot Temperature
Heat
Planning
Climate
quality of life
infrastructure
urban climate
Quality of Life
Health
climate
human settlements
Water Supply
energy
environmental quality
Water supply

Keywords

  • Livable city
  • Quality of Life
  • Urban Heat Island

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