Special Issue "Urban Ventilation and Climate Change"

A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Dong Chen

CSIRO Land and Water, CSIRO, Clayton South Victoria 3169, Australia
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Interests: the physical and numerical modelling of building thermal performance; climate change impact and adaptation; building air conditioning and ventilation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Urban ventilation is becoming one of the critical aspects of urban planning in the 21st century.

Urban population is now 54% of the world’s population, up from 30% in 1950, and is projected to be around 66% in 2050. The urbanization process is accompanied by increased heat and, in many instances, pollutant generation from anthropogenic activities. At the same time, the rapid urbanization amplifies heat accumulation (which results in urban heat island) and hinders wind flow and pollutant dispersion due to transforming native lands into engineered infrastructure and due to cities becoming larger, denser and taller. Urban heat island will be further exacerbated by climate change, with a projected increase in the number of warm nights, as well as heat wave frequency and duration in many cities around the world. Urban heat island accompanied with increased urban pollution and climate change can pose significant threats to human health. These combined threats present challenges to urban planning and designs, calling for improved urban ventilation for our cities.

This Special Issue, “Urban Ventilation and Climate Change”, aims at gathering understanding of urban ventilation using empirical and simulation studies and searching for better urban ventilation strategies.

Dr. Dong Chen
Guest Editor

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  • urban ventilation
  • urban climate model
  • urban heat island
  • heat waves
  • urban pollutant island
  • empirical measurements
  • numerical simulation
  • climate change

Published Papers

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