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Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204606002076
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Author(s):Chang, Chi-Ru; Li, Ming-Huang; Chang, Shyh-Dean
Author Affiliation:Chang, C.-R.: Ph.D. and Landscape Ecologist and Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture; Li: Environmental Manager, Zhishan Cultural and Ecological Garden and Graduate Program, Landscape Architecture; Chang, S.-D.: Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, Chinese Culture University, Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan
Title:A preliminary study on the local cool-island intensity of Taipei city parks
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 80, No. 4, May 2007, p. 386-395.
# of Pages:10
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Evaluations; Microclimate; Parks; Temperature response; Urban heat island; Urban landscaping
Abstract/Contents:"That green-spaces relieve urban heat is well known in urban landscape planning. Scientific information on what kinds of green-spaces best reduce heat, however, is still largely unknown. This is a preliminary study aimed at (1) devising a method to detect and compare the local cool-island intensities of various urban parks; (2) verifying that this local cool-island intensity differs among parks; (3) determining whether this local cool-island intensity is related to park characteristics. Results from air-temperature measurements in and around 61 Taipei city parks showed that urban parks were on average cooler than their surroundings, confirming the term 'urban cool-islands.' However, approximately one-fifth of the parks were warmer than their urban surroundings. At noon in summer, parks with ≥50% paved coverage and little tree- and shrub-cover were on average warmer than their surroundings. Large parks were on average cooler than the smaller ones, but this relationship was non-linear. In Taipei, parks differed in their local cool-island intensity and this intensity can be related to park characteristics. Before further details concerning better planning and design approaches to mitigate urban heat-islands can be addressed, a neighborhood-scaled understanding of the urban microclimate is first needed as a basis."
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Chang, C.-R., M.-H. Li, and S.-D. Chang. 2007. A preliminary study on the local cool-island intensity of Taipei city parks. Landscape Urban Plan. 80(4):p. 386-395.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2006.09.005
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