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Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies

Designing Cooler Cities

Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective

Editors: Cheshmehzangi, Ali, Butters, Chris (Eds.)

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  • Offers a unique focus on the Asian urban context in particular with sustainability focus as well as both a comparative and multi-level approach
  • Considers policy challenges and recommendations arising from case studies presented in the context of Asia, from China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore to India and Malaysia
  • Provides guidance for planners, policy makers, designers, researchers and academics from across sociology, ecology, economy and policy studies
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About this book

This edited book surveys the major sustainability challenges facing Asian cities, in particular those related to urban energy and city cooling. The book discusses the key concepts and issues involved, addressing the three levels of micro (individual buildings), meso (neighbourhoods/districts) and macro (whole or large parts of cities). It illustrates different paradigms of urban development and explores how to create cooler cities by applying integrated sustainable design and planning on all three levels, bridging the gap between specialist approaches by highlighting both built projects, processes, and research. It also raises questions about prevalent paradigms of urban development as well as topics relating to urban district cooling solutions, sustainable construction materials, and processes towards effective delivery of sustainable cities. Providing cutting edge insights into hot climate cities in Asia, this text is also pertinent for the study of cities in other world regions, notably in developing countries, and of broad relevance to sustainable urban planning in all contexts.

About the authors

Ali Cheshmehzangi, urbanist and urban designer by profession, is Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, and Director of Urban Innovation Lab (UIL) and International Network for Urban-Rural Research (INURR). Ali has been the lead partner in China on the ELITH research programme.


Chris Butters has 35 years of experience in several countries as practising architect, author, project manager, lecturer and consultant. Formerly director of Norwegian Architects for Sustainable Development (NABU) and senior consultant at the Ideas Bank Foundation, Chris has more recently been researcher at Warwick University, UK, on the ELITH programme.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Cities, Climate and Cooling

    Butters, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 5-19

  • Reducing Cooling Loads in Hot-Humid Climates: A Best Practice Research Building in China

    Cheshmehzangi, Ali (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • In Tune with Nature: A Low Energy Office Building in Tropical Colombo

    Rajapaksha, Upendra

    Pages 37-50

  • Towards Cooler Buildings: The Case of Thailand

    Butters, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 51-65

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6638-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-6637-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4920-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Designing Cooler Cities
Book Subtitle
Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective
Editors
  • Ali Cheshmehzangi
  • Chris Butters
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6638-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6638-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-6637-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4920-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 204
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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