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Climate Smart Fortaleza

Von Dardel, Seth LU and Landborn, Alexander (2015) VVR820 20151
Division of Water Resources Engineering
Abstract
With the urban population growing exponentially the challenges associated with urban development are numerous. The urban heat island effect, rising energy demands and floods are only a few of the problems that large cities face today. With climate change it is becoming urgent to build climate smart cities. The objective of this research project is to identify how the design of a city, based on the height-to-width ratio of buildings and streets (referred to as aspect ratio), street orientation and vegetation, can improve thermal comfort and reduce energy demands. The project also investigates if a 10-year rainfall can be retained through the use of floodplains.
Popular Abstract (Swedish)
Genom att designa hållbara städer med optimerad höjd-bredd av byggnader och gator, samt rikligt med urban vegetation kan temperaturen i tropiska städer minskas avsevärt vilket skulle leda till minskad energiförbrukning och minskad risk för översvämningar.
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author
Von Dardel, Seth LU and Landborn, Alexander
supervisor
organization
course
VVR820 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Storm water management Brazil Hot humid climate Cooling degree days. Space cooling Fortaleza Sustainable cities Climate Smart Cities Global Warming Microclimate Urban Design
report number
TVVR 15/5015
language
English
id
8000886
date added to LUP
2015-09-28 14:12:47
date last changed
2015-09-28 15:20:43
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  abstract     = {With the urban population growing exponentially the challenges associated with urban development are numerous. The urban heat island effect, rising energy demands and floods are only a few of the problems that large cities face today. With climate change it is becoming urgent to build climate smart cities. The objective of this research project is to identify how the design of a city, based on the height-to-width ratio of buildings and streets (referred to as aspect ratio), street orientation and vegetation, can improve thermal comfort and reduce energy demands. The project also investigates if a 10-year rainfall can be retained through the use of floodplains.},
  author       = {Von Dardel, Seth and Landborn, Alexander},
  keyword      = {Storm water management Brazil Hot humid climate Cooling degree days. Space cooling Fortaleza Sustainable cities Climate Smart Cities Global Warming Microclimate Urban Design},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Climate Smart Fortaleza},
  year         = {2015},
}