High-Rise Urban Form and Microclimate

Climate-Responsive Design for Asian Mega-Cities

  • Feng Yang
  • Liang Chen

Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 3-23
    3. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 47-74
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 77-109
    3. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 111-137
    4. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 139-161
    5. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 163-183
    6. Feng Yang, Liang Chen
      Pages 185-211

About this book


The book comprehensively investigates the relationship between critical urban form and fabric parameters and urban microclimate in the high-rise urban environment that prevails in Asian megacitiessuch as Shanghai. It helps readers gain a deeper understanding ofclimate-responsive urban design strategies and tactics for effectively mitigating the negative impacts of deteriorating urban thermal environments on pedestrian thermal comfort, outdoor air quality and building energy consumption. It also reviews the latest advances in urban climate research, with a focus on the challenges in terms of outdoor space comfort, health, and livability posed by the high-rise and high-density development in emerging Asian megacities, and proposes an integrated framework in response to the pressing need for microclimate research. It then presents a series of studies on high-rise residential and non-residential urban neighborhoods and districtsbased on instrumented field study, validated numerical simulation, and spatial analysis using a GIS platform. 

The book includes extensive, valuable experimental data presented in a clear and concise manner. The thermal atlas methodology based on empirical modeling and spatial analysis described is a useful climate-responsive design tool for both urban designer and architects. As such, the book is of particular interest to researchers, professionals, and graduate students in the fields of urban planning and design, building science and urban climatology.


high-rise and high density urban design thermal comfort urban heat islands urban climate micro climate sky view factor frontal area index urban greenery hot summer and cold winter climate zone local climate zone Urban climate research

Authors and affiliations

  • Feng Yang
    • 1
  • Liang Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Architecture and Urban PlanningTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Geographic SciencesEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1713-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1714-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2365-757X
  • Series Online ISSN 2365-7588
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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