Designing Cooler Cities

Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective

  • Ali Cheshmehzangi
  • Chris Butters

Part of the Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies book series (PSAPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Chris Butters
    Pages 1-4
  3. Chris Butters, Ali Cheshmehzangi
    Pages 5-19
  4. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Chris Butters, Pattana Rakkwamsuk
      Pages 51-65
  5. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Yun Hye Hwang, Qin Jie Geraldine Lum, Li Xuan Cherlyn Lim
      Pages 69-83
    3. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Ayotunde Dawodu, Amir Cheshmehzangi
      Pages 85-104
    4. Chris Butters, Ali Cheshmehzangi
      Pages 105-116
  6. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Chris Butters, Adzuieen Nordin, Danny Tam Hong Khai
      Pages 151-171
    3. Chris Butters
      Pages 173-190
    4. Ali Cheshmehzangi, Chris Butters
      Pages 191-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-204

About this book


This edited book surveys the major sustainability challenges facing Asian cities, in particular those related to urban energy and city cooling. The book discusses the key concepts and issues involved, addressing the three levels of micro (individual buildings), meso (neighbourhoods/districts) and macro (whole or large parts of cities). It illustrates different paradigms of urban development and explores how to create cooler cities by applying integrated sustainable design and planning on all three levels, bridging the gap between specialist approaches by highlighting both built projects, processes, and research. It also raises questions about prevalent paradigms of urban development as well as topics relating to urban district cooling solutions, sustainable construction materials, and processes towards effective delivery of sustainable cities. Providing cutting edge insights into hot climate cities in Asia, this text is also pertinent for the study of cities in other world regions, notably in developing countries, and of broad relevance to sustainable urban planning in all contexts.


Asian Cities and Sustainability Cooling and Sustainability Challenges Paradigms of Urban Development Urban District Cooling Solutions Green Infrastructure Planning Urban Development in Asia Sustainable Cities and Urban Planning Urban Planning and Energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali Cheshmehzangi
    • 1
  • Chris Butters
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NottinghamNingboChina
  2. 2.Warwick UniversityCoventryUnited Kingdom

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