Chapter 2: Achieving thermal pleasure in tropical urban outdoors

Rohinton Emmanuel*

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We showed in the previous chapter that growing urbanization and increasing prosperity in the tropical region appears to lead to greater thermal comfort expectation. The question remains as to how to provide thermal comfort at the ‘right’ level of energy expenditure. Could the active provision of thermal comfort be combined with the adaptive approach? (i.e. greater tolerance of thermal comfort variations across seasons/time of day/functions while combining the building-oriented thermal comfort approach with ‘urban design’?) How does one ‘climate-proof’ tropical neighborhoods so that the possibility for thermal comfort at building-scale is enhanced….

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Climate Challenges in the Tropics: Rethinking Planning and Design Opportunities
EditorsRohinton Emmanuel
PublisherImperial College Press
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781783268412
ISBN (Print)9781783268405
Publication statusPublished - May 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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