Climatically responsive urban configuration in residential area: Research gaps

Lin Yola, Ho Chin Siong, Komara Djaja

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The increase of Urban Heat Island (UHI) intensity in big cities has become a real challenge for the urban climate adaptation agenda. Modification of urban microclimates in residential areas certainly contributes to this issue. This study stresses the concept of Climatically Responsive Urban Configuration (CRUC) to propose sustainable urban configurations tropical cities. The study emphasizes that Oke's empirical model on the heat energy in urban canyon space plays a significant role in defining the research gaps in CRUC concept. It simulated hourly air temperature by using Oke's model and ENVI-met simulation in four urban configurations of residential areas in Kuala Lumpur. The results of both methods validate the trend of high air temperature in residential areas were caused by the reduction of Sky View Factor (SVF) value. However, the results strongly point out that Oke's model as the pioneer approach in urban heat energy does not just apply in urban canyon but also in other types of urban configuration. The findings suggested recommendations of CRUC to meet the climate adaptation agenda.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference, i-TREC 2019
EditorsEny Kusrini, I. Gde Dharma Nugraha
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735420144
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2020
Event4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 14 Aug 201916 Aug 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference4th International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference 2019, i-TREC 2019


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