THE EFFECT OF VEGETATION AND WATER BODY ON THERMAL COMFORT IN BANTENG CITY PARK, JAKARTA

Dina Nur Ramdiana, Lin Yola

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Abstract

City park plays significant role for city green area and accommodating the social outdoor activities for urban dwellers. Jakarta has initiated the enhancement of its' city parks to provide the comfortable outdoor public area. This study examines the effects of vegetation and water body on the microclimate and thermal comfort in Banteng City Park, Central Jakarta. This study uses Envi-Met 3.1 urban simulation. The result present that the vegetation reduces the air temperature (Ta) and prevent the concrete pavement from the solar radiation exposure, while water body is functions as the cooling agent as it increases the relative humidity. The finding this study is recommend for urban planners and decision makers in designing and strategizing the city parks to achieve the better thermal comfort in the tropical open spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-273
Number of pages12
JournalPlanning Malaysia
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • city park
  • Envi-met simulation
  • vegetation
  • water body

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