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Title: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL PATTERN AND COOLING EFFECT OF URBAN GREEN SPACES IN CITIES
Authors: MAHYAR MASOUDI
Keywords: urban green space, spatial pattern, urban heat island, land surface temperature, cooling effect, land use
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2017
Citation: MAHYAR MASOUDI (2017-08-07). RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPATIAL PATTERN AND COOLING EFFECT OF URBAN GREEN SPACES IN CITIES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Urban green spaces (UGS) have gained increasing attention as an urban heat island mitigation measure. Informed by landscape ecology, the amount (composition), and spatial character and distribution (configuration) of UGS patches should determine the UGS cooling effect. UGS pattern-cooling effect relationship and the factors that may affect this relationship have rarely been examined. This study aims to fill these gaps by taking a comparative approach across time and space, and studying how UGS pattern-cooling effect relationship is affected by land use. Landsat imageries are used to produce land cover and land surface temperature maps (LST). This research demonstrates that: 1) apart from the UGS composition, UGS configuration affects LST, and puts forward generalizations on UGS pattern-LST relationships in cities, and 2) UGS pattern and its relationships with LST are both affected by land use. This study provides insights into more efficient management of UGS for higher cooling effects.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/145321
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