11272 Designing with Landscape Elements

This elective explores how various landscape elements can contribute to the modification of urban climate. Specifically there is an examination of how these elements may contribute to the lessening of the urban heat island (uhi) effect that is generated by the built environment and its supporting infrastructure. This subject uses case studies to illustrate how, by using various combinations of vegetation and surfaces, these can be used to modify extremes of temperature, wind velocities and contribute to lowering the diurnal range of temperatures while at the same time showing in what ways this approach may be used to lessen the uhi effect and improve the general amenity of urban environments.

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