Urban Microclimate Published

December 2010

A/P Terry Williamson, School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design (University of Adelaide) from along with A/P Evyatar Erell and David Pearlmutter both from the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have just published their new book Urban Microclimate.

Urban Microclimate bridges the gap between climatology research and applied urban design. It provides architects and urban design professionals with an understanding of how the structure of the built environment at all scales affects microclimat­ic conditions in the space between buildings, and analyzes the interaction between microclimate and each of the elements of the urban landscape. In the first two sections of the book, the extensive body of work on this subject by climatologists and geographers is presented in the language of architecture and planning professionals. The third section follows each step in the design process, and in part four a critical analysis of selected case study projects provides a demonstration of the complexity of applied urban design. Practition­ers will find in this book a useful guide to consult, as they address these key environmental issues in their own work.

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