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Climate Smart Fortaleza

Landborn, Alexander LU and Von Dardel, Seth (2015) AEB820 20151
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Energy and Building Design
Abstract (Swedish)
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
Landborn, Alexander LU and Von Dardel, Seth
supervisor
organization
course
AEB820 20151
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Brazi, l Hot humid climate, Cooling degree days, Fortaleza, Climate Smart Cities, Global Warming, Urban Design, Storm water management, Microclimate, Sustainable cities, Space cooling
language
English
id
8572026
date added to LUP
2016-10-24 16:07:28
date last changed
2016-10-24 16:07:28
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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       = {Landborn, Alexander and Von Dardel, Seth},
  keyword      = {Brazi,l Hot humid climate,Cooling degree days,Fortaleza,Climate Smart Cities,Global Warming,Urban Design,Storm water management,Microclimate,Sustainable cities,Space cooling},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Climate Smart Fortaleza},
  year         = {2015},
}