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Title: Urban physics for tomorrow's Urban Design
Authors: De B.
Mukherjee M.
Rawal R.
Manu S.
Khadpekar N.
Published in: Proceedings of 30th International PLEA Conference: Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward - Proceedings
Abstract: The quality of urban life and urban experience is being compromised regularly in urban areas; one primary aspect being continuous urban climate degradation because of concentrated anthropogenic intervention in natural climate. As a result of rapid urban sprawl, drastic modification of the natural setup are common all around; like transformation of surface cover, alteration of watersheds and natural drainage, devastative destruction of natural flora and fauna, which in turn deteriorates the overall urban experience. On the other hand, urbanization is the necessity to sustain the economic growth and overall prosperity of the population in the present global scenario. Maintaining the quality of urban experience is one of the toughest challenges to the planners, urban designers and architects. The researchers are investigating on the impacts of modified urban climate in terms of degraded air quality, thermal discomfort, unbalanced hydrological cycle, and various socio economic impacts as a result of the same. Urban physics is increasingly gaining importance in the research world as a tool to mitigate the urban climate and improve the overall living experience in urban areas. Urban physics is basically an inter-disciplinary approach combining physics, environmental chemistry, aerodynamics, climatology, mathematics and statistics, and most importantly urban morphology. But the real-life application of the knowledge acquired is limited. The pattern of urbanization and the main trend of building our cities remained primarily unchanged. This paper will focus on different types of researches carried out so far in this Urban Physics domain, and their findings. This state of the art review will also provide a scope for the present authors to identify application potential of different researches in real life scenario. This can bring out scope for further research extensions on the basis of gaps found in research findings. © Copyright: CEPT University, Center for Advanced Research in Building Science & Energy, Ahmedabad First Published 2014.All rights reserved.
Citation: Proceedings of 30th International PLEA Conference: Sustainable Habitat for Developing Societies: Choosing the Way Forward - Proceedings, (2014), 51- 60
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/15204
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: CEPT University Press
ISBN: 9789383184033
Author Scopus IDs: 57195775420
51562291900
Author Affiliations: De, B., IIT Roorkee, India
Mukherjee, M., IIT Roorkee, India
Corresponding Author: De, B.; IIT RoorkeeIndia; email: bhaskarde1986@gmail.com
Appears in Collections:Conference Publications [AR]

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