Springer Geography

Ventilating Cities

Air-flow Criteria for Healthy and Comfortable Urban Living

Authors: Kato, Shinsuke, Hiyama, Kyosuke

  • Evaluates the wind environment in the aspect of moderate wind
  • Discusses development of exceedance probability method for the evaluation
  • Explains methods of CFD and wind tunnel experiments easily
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The majority of the world’s population live in environments with artificially weakened wind as buildings in urban areas form wind-breaks and reduce wind speeds. Anthropogenic heat is also generated and during the summer dense urban areas suffer from the urban heat island effect, a known urban climate problem. This book discusses how to evaluate the urban wind environment, including ventilation performance and thermal comfort. This book is organized in two parts; Wind Environment and the Urban Environment and Criteria for Assessing Breeze Environments. It includes chapters on sea breeze in urban areas; thermal adaptation and the effect of wind on thermal comfort;  health risk of exposures; pollutant transport in dense urban areas;  legal regulations for urban ventilation and new criteria for assessing the local wind environment.

Keywords: urban wind environments, urban heat island, urban climate, land use change, thermal comfort, risk assessment, urban air pollution, urban ventilation

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kato, Shinsuke (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Sea Breeze Blowing into Urban Areas: Mitigation of the Urban Heat Island Phenomenon

    Kawamoto, Yoichi (et al.)

    Pages 11-32

  • Thermal Adaptation Outdoors and the Effect of Wind on Thermal Comfort

    Rijal, Hom Bahadur

    Pages 33-58

  • Health Risk of Exposure to Vehicular Emissions in Wind-Stagnant Street Canyons

    Hoshiko, Tomomi (et al.)

    Pages 59-95

  • Pollutant Dispersion in an Urban Area

    Nakao, Keisuke (et al.)

    Pages 97-132

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eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2770-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9846-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ventilating Cities
Book Subtitle
Air-flow Criteria for Healthy and Comfortable Urban Living
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2771-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2771-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2770-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9846-5
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 198
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