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Wind Unwind

Ducreux, Maëlle LU (2017) ASBM01 20171
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Wind turbines are most commonly located in remote areas to harness strong and constant winds, however, with the current growing rate of urbanisation, producing clean energy within the city closer to consumers is becoming crucial. Research has shown that the urban morphology has a strong capacity to influence air flow and ‘street canyons’ have the potential to channel the wind towards turbines in the urban scale. Yet, people and turbines do have a very conflicting relationship with wind. While turbines require a relatively strong and constant air flow, people prefer to find urban spaces away from the wind to keep a suitable body temperature and feel thermally comfortable. The redevelopment of the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, aims to address... (More)
Wind turbines are most commonly located in remote areas to harness strong and constant winds, however, with the current growing rate of urbanisation, producing clean energy within the city closer to consumers is becoming crucial. Research has shown that the urban morphology has a strong capacity to influence air flow and ‘street canyons’ have the potential to channel the wind towards turbines in the urban scale. Yet, people and turbines do have a very conflicting relationship with wind. While turbines require a relatively strong and constant air flow, people prefer to find urban spaces away from the wind to keep a suitable body temperature and feel thermally comfortable. The redevelopment of the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, aims to address this conflicted relationship between generating wind energy and creating comfortable outdoor spaces within the urban fabric: Wind // Unwind (Less)
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author
Ducreux, Maëlle LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Port of Leith Edinburgh waterfront regeneration
course
ASBM01 20171
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
wind, microclimate, design, energy, waterfront, turbines, sustainable
language
English
id
8927089
date added to LUP
2017-10-26 13:38:13
date last changed
2017-10-26 13:38:13
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  abstract     = {Wind turbines are most commonly located in remote areas to harness strong and constant winds, however, with the current growing rate of urbanisation, producing clean energy within the city closer to consumers is becoming crucial. Research has shown that the urban morphology has a strong capacity to influence air flow and ‘street canyons’ have the potential to channel the wind towards turbines in the urban scale. Yet, people and turbines do have a very conflicting relationship with wind. While turbines require a relatively strong and constant air flow, people prefer to find urban spaces away from the wind to keep a suitable body temperature and feel thermally comfortable. The redevelopment of the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, aims to address this conflicted relationship between generating wind energy and creating comfortable outdoor spaces within the urban fabric: Wind // Unwind},
  author       = {Ducreux, Maëlle},
  keyword      = {wind,microclimate,design,energy,waterfront,turbines,sustainable},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Wind Unwind},
  year         = {2017},
}