Study on making Klima-atlas with citizen participation: - Walking tour with citizens to experience and measure the urban thermal environment

Yukihiro Masuda, Satoshi Okadome, Koji Kagiya, Hiroto Takaguchi, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Toshio Ojima

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Abstract

We conducted a walking tour with citizens to experience and measure the urban thermal environment. This investigation was performed to make Klima-atlas with citizen participation by experience surveys. This trial was also performed to examine urban thermal environment from a new perspective based on comfort level (experience values) as indices for evaluation of heat island measures. This project provides an opportunity to raise awareness and increase understanding of the heat island phenomenon and its causes among local citizens. The results were provided to local citizens to create a good feedback loop to improve local environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume16
Issue number32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 1

Keywords

  • Citizen participation
  • Heat island phenomenon
  • Klima-atlas
  • Urban thermal environment
  • Walking tour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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