A comprehensive review of thermal adaptive strategies in outdoor spaces

Shooshtarian, S., Rajagopalan, P. and Sagoo, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9969-0771, 2018. A comprehensive review of thermal adaptive strategies in outdoor spaces. Sustainable Cities and Society, 41, pp. 647-665. ISSN 2210-6707

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Urbanisation has replaced vegetation and natural spaces with hard and impervious surfaces and this transition in cities has led to a sequence of adverse events in urban ecosystems across the world. The use of outdoor spaces is highly dependent on climatic conditions. Thermally uncomfortable outdoor spaces may discourage participation in outdoor activities and increase indoor energy consumption. Therefore, it is necessary to understand and adopt thermal adaptive strategies to provide appropriate thermal conditions for urban residents. A number of studies that review the literature on different thermal adaptive strategies exist. However, these reviews lack compre-hensiveness, often present results which are mixed with simulation and field studies, recommended strategies suitable for certain climate conditions or are not properly structured. Therefore, this study intends to present a critical analysis on the thermal adaptive strategies that are advisable for outdoor spaces. This review is struc-tured around the Adaptation to Outdoor Climate (AOC) model containing three clusters of adaptive strategies: (a) "environmental and technological modifications", (b) "behavioural adjustments", and (c) "psychological adaptation". Reviewing mostly recent studies, this paper aims to shed light on the cutting-edge knowledge on improving outdoor thermal comfort conditions.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sustainable Cities and Society
Creators: Shooshtarian, S., Rajagopalan, P. and Sagoo, A.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: August 2018
Volume: 41
ISSN: 2210-6707
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 29 Oct 2019 15:55
Last Modified: 01 May 2020 08:36
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38070

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