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Title: Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques - The state of the art
Authors: Akbari, H
Cartalis, C
Kolokotsa, D
Muscio, A
Pisello, A.L
Rossi, F
Santamouris, M
Synnefa, A
Wong, N.H 
Zinzi, M
Keywords: Atmospheric temperature
Thermal pollution
Ambient air temperature
Cool materials
Highly reflective
Mitigation techniques
Urban heat island
Urban temperatures
Climate change
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Ltd.
Citation: Akbari, H, Cartalis, C, Kolokotsa, D, Muscio, A, Pisello, A.L, Rossi, F, Santamouris, M, Synnefa, A, Wong, N.H, Zinzi, M (2016). Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques - The state of the art. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 22 (1) : 1-16. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Increase of the ambient air temperature in cities caused by the urban heat island phenomenon has a seri- ous impact on the economic and social system of cities. to counterbalance the consequences of the increased urban temperatures important research has been carried out resulting in the development of efficient mitigation technologies. the present paper aims to present the state of the art in terms of local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques. In particular, developments in the field on highly reflective materials, cool and green roofs, cool pavements, urban green and of other mitigation technologies are presented in detail, while examples of implemented projects are given. © 2016 Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) Press.
Source Title: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
ISSN: 1392-3730
DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2015.1111934
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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