Urban Heat Island of Putrajaya City in Malaysia

  • Dilshan Remaz Ossen
  • Adeb Qaid
  • Hasanuddin Bin Lamit


The administrative capital city of Malaysia, Putrajaya, is built on the garden city concept. The Putrajaya planning guidelines for sustainable cities suggested that 37% of the development area should be dedicated to green and open spaces. Further, they stated that 50% of the area for car parks and open spaces must be provided with shade trees and grass. Although the garden city concept was applied, the city still experiences high air temperatures. The purpose of this work is to highlight the recent trends in studies of the heat island and surface temperature conducted in Putrajaya city. The study further highlights findings and suggested solutions for mitigating of the heat island in the city.


Urban Heat Island Putrajaya City Tropical Planned City 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dilshan Remaz Ossen
    • 1
  • Adeb Qaid
    • 1
  • Hasanuddin Bin Lamit
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Architecture EngineeringKingdom UniversityRiffaBahrain
  2. 2.Faculty of Built EnvironmentUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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