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Project ID: EVK4-CT-2000-00032
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: United Kingdom

Morphological parameters for determination of microclimatic performance of open spaces

The environmental parameters that have been identified as playing a major role on the comfort in the urban context at a neighbourhood scale are those that are directly affected by the microclimatic alterations that urbanisation causes. The key microclimatic factors include temperature (heat island effects), solar exposure, wind movement, the acoustic environment and urban noise propagation. Urban morphological analysis can primarily contribute to temperature, sun and wind analysis, as well as providing insights in to noise propagation issues.

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The Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies
6 Chaucer Road
CB2 2EB Cambridge
United Kingdom
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