Urban Overheating and Advanced Mitigation Technologies

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154). This special issue belongs to the section "Climate Adaptation and Mitigation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 614

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Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: innovative materials; urban climate change and heat mitigation technologies; energy-efficient buildings; sustainable energy technologies and energy saving technologies in buildings and settlements
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Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Room 2045, Red Center, West Wing, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: indoor environmental quality; urban heat island mitigation; urban microclimate; social housing; energy poverty; thermal comfort; indoor air quality; building energy efficiency; public health; post-occupancy evaluation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urban overheating is a serious problem worldwide. Cities are experiencing urban overheating, which has caused a significant impact on the health, and socioeconomic status of the country. Rapid urbanization and increase of the produced and released anthropogenic heat combined with global climate change, intensifies the magnitude of the urban overheating, and aggravates the impact on energy, environment, comfort, and health. This special issue provides a comprehensive assessment of climate variability, urban overheating and its impact, and the heat mitigation potential of advanced technologies. The proposed SI aims to cover the following subjects:

  • Temperature extremes for present and future climates, urban overheating in cities
  • Climate variability and projected changes in temperature profiles in urban areas.
  • Development and performance assessment of appropriate mitigation technologies
  • Urban heat island mitigation and adaptation policies
  • Case studies of heat mitigation technologies implenebtation at building, neighbourhood and city scale
  • Cooling potential and emvironmental impact of cool and supercool materials, green roofs, vertical gardens, urban greenery, water-based technologies and/or other heat meatigation technologies
  • Energy, health, comfort, air quality, and economic impacts related to overheated urban environment and extreme weather events

Dr. Afroditi Synnefa
Dr. Shamila Haddad
Guest Editors

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  • urban overheating
  • heat island effect
  • heat mitigation technologies
  • advanced cool materials
  • greenery
  • water based solutions
  • heat mitigation and adaptation policies
  • ambient temperature reduction
  • energy
  • environmental and socioeconomic impacts

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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