Modelling Urban Thermal Comfort: Evaluating the Impact of the Urban Requalification Project of Praça Duque De Saldanha and Avenida Da República in Lisbon

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Abstract

In dense urban areas, reducing traffic and increasing green areas is foreseen as a way of promoting urban comfort. Using the urban requalification project for Lisbon’s Avenidas Novas neighbourhood as a case study, the effects of vegetation on microclimate and urban comfort are evaluated. In this context, the ENVI-met software is used to model the present and the future urban scenario. The simulation results indicate: i) increased urban comfort in the morning and in the afternoon resulting from the decrease in temperature due to the presence of new green areas foreseen by the urban project; ii) a reduction of up to 3 degrees in the morning (9h) and up to 3 degrees in the afternoon (15h); iii) the model implemented in ENVI-met suits the urban and environmental characteristics of Lisbon and it is, therefore, desirable that future urban rehabilitation projects should consider ex ante simulation of this type
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGISTAM 2017 -
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management
EditorsLemonia Ragia, Jorge Gustavo Rocha, Robert Laurini
Place of PublicationPorto
PublisherSciTePress - Science and Technology Publications
Pages70-80
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-989-758-252-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, GISTAM 2017 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 27 Apr 201728 Apr 2017

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management, GISTAM 2017
CountryPortugal
CityPorto
Period27/04/1728/04/17

Keywords

  • Thermal Comfort
  • ENVI-met
  • Urban Planning
  • Lisbon

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