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Urban micro-climate in the City of Fez, Morocco

Rosenlund, Hans LU ; Johansson, Erik LU ; Grundström, Karin LU ; El-Kortbi, Mohamed and Mraissi, Mohamed (2000) Architecture, City, Environment - 17th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) In Architecture City Environment: Proceedings of PLEA 2000, Cambridge, UK 2-5 July 2000 p.472-476
Abstract
The proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is constantly increasing. Different urban shapes result in different microclimates. The way cities are planned and built is therefore important for the global energy use. This study presents results from measurements of street climate in the city of Fez, Morocco, in contrasting traditional and modern housing areas, each with its own problems and qualities. Air temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity were measured in the two types of housing area, during both hot and cold seasons. These preliminary results confirm the night-time heat island phenomenon, while during the day the two areas show different behaviour. Further studies aim at recommendations on how to plan and... (More)
The proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is constantly increasing. Different urban shapes result in different microclimates. The way cities are planned and built is therefore important for the global energy use. This study presents results from measurements of street climate in the city of Fez, Morocco, in contrasting traditional and modern housing areas, each with its own problems and qualities. Air temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity were measured in the two types of housing area, during both hot and cold seasons. These preliminary results confirm the night-time heat island phenomenon, while during the day the two areas show different behaviour. Further studies aim at recommendations on how to plan and build new housing areas in the region, to increase urban and indoor thermal comfort (Less)
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Architecture City Environment: Proceedings of PLEA 2000, Cambridge, UK 2-5 July 2000
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Steemers, Koen and Yannas, Simos
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James & James
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Architecture, City, Environment - 17th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA)
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1 902916 16 6
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  abstract     = {The proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is constantly increasing. Different urban shapes result in different microclimates. The way cities are planned and built is therefore important for the global energy use. This study presents results from measurements of street climate in the city of Fez, Morocco, in contrasting traditional and modern housing areas, each with its own problems and qualities. Air temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity were measured in the two types of housing area, during both hot and cold seasons. These preliminary results confirm the night-time heat island phenomenon, while during the day the two areas show different behaviour. Further studies aim at recommendations on how to plan and build new housing areas in the region, to increase urban and indoor thermal comfort},
  author       = {Rosenlund, Hans and Johansson, Erik and Grundström, Karin and El-Kortbi, Mohamed and Mraissi, Mohamed},
  booktitle    = {Architecture City Environment: Proceedings of PLEA 2000, Cambridge, UK 2-5 July 2000},
  editor       = {Steemers, Koen and Yannas, Simos},
  isbn         = {1 902916 16 6},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {472--476},
  publisher    = {James & James},
  title        = {Urban micro-climate in the City of Fez, Morocco},
  year         = {2000},
}