Developing Urban Environment by Focusing on Human Thermal & Wind Comfort: A literature review
This paper survey importance of urban open spaces and effective parameters on people attendance. In the recent years, low-quality environments have caused a low level of people attendance in that places and subsequently, lots of different problems in human life. One of the determining factors affecting the quality of the environment is providing human comfort. This paper discusses human comfort features. The aim of this article is presentation guidelines based on the creation of the wind and thermal comfort in urban open spaces. According to the fact, by the presence of comfort we can return people to urban open spaces. We derived some conceptual frameworks and categorized them on a chart. The table is divided into four climatic regions based on Iran climatology, to lead architects, urban planners for designing desirable spaces.
Keywords: Comfort zone; urban environment; public open space; quality of life (QOL).
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.