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32°C Hellsinki - Outdoor thermal comfort studies and urban mitigating strategies based on Helsinki context

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.advisor Fricker, Pia
dc.contributor.author Yao, Chaowen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-11T17:36:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-11T17:36:46Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/101820
dc.description.abstract Climate change has become an issue that must be considered in the future growth of cities. Europe’s extreme climate has kept shattering the heat records in the past ten years and is projected to worsen. The mortality of the population due to heatwaves outclasses mortality caused by other extreme events. Elevated temperatures seriously threaten the health and well-being of the growing urban residents. Therefore, cities need to adopt actions to mitigate the worsening urban thermal environment in the forthcoming years. In this thesis, a systematical and sustainable approach to mitigate Helsinki outdoor thermal comfort is proposed. Firstly, the thesis describes the thermal environment at different periods via the simulation of the central area. Simultaneously, the simulation also verifies that diverse ground covering materials have limited impacts on heat events’ human thermal sensation. Notably, the shading created by constructions or trees has a significant effect on alleviating thermal stress. Secondly, multiple combinations of urban cooling strategies are implemented according to different functional spaces. An interactive platform is designed to provide citizens with substantial services in summer. Governors can also selectively intervene in urban space through feedback from users. Moreover, towards the Helsinki Sustainable Development Goals, future urban scenarios have prospected. en
dc.format.extent 101
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title 32°C Hellsinki - Outdoor thermal comfort studies and urban mitigating strategies based on Helsinki context en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department ark fi
dc.subject.keyword heat environment en
dc.subject.keyword apparent temperature en
dc.subject.keyword outdoor thermal comfort en
dc.subject.keyword sustainability en
dc.subject.keyword urban strategy en
dc.subject.keyword interaction en
dc.subject.keyword well-being en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202101111131
dc.programme.major fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Fricker, Pia
dc.programme Master’s Programme in Urban Studies and Planning fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes


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