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Designing Cooler Cities: Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective, ISBN-13: 978-9811066375

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Designing Cooler Cities: Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective, ISBN-13: 978-9811066375

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  • Series: Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
  • 231 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2018 edition (December 14, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 981106637X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9811066375

 

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.

About the Author

Ali Cheshmehzangi, urbanist and urban designer by profession, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and Director of Urban Innovation Lab (UIL) and International Network for Urban-Rural Research (INURR). Ali has been the lead partner in China on the ELITH research programme.

Chris Butters has 35 years of experience in several countries as practising architect, author, project manager, lecturer and consultant. Formerly director of Norwegian Architects for Sustainable Development (NABU) and senior consultant at the Ideas Bank Foundation, Chris has more recently been researcher at Warwick University, UK, on the ELITH programme.

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