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A Physically-Based Scheme For The Urban Energy Budget In Atmospheric Models

Valéry Masson
2000 Boundary-layer Meteorology  
An urban surface scheme for atmospheric mesoscale models is presented.  ...  The scheme is aimed to be as general as possible, in order to represent any city in the world, for any time or weather condition (heat island cooling by night, urban wake, water evaporation after rainfall  ...  Boone for assistance in the preparation of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1023/a:1002463829265 fatcat:fpnh5d5bxffrbc3f3k5xaucrvy

Sense of the City, Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1920 rue Baile, Montreal, 26 October 2005 to 10 September 2006

Nicolas Kenny
2006 Urban history review  
with many of its northern counterparts, has sought to rid the urban environment of perceived nuisances such as snow and ice.  ...  we embrace rather than seek to diminish our sensorial interaction with the urban environment, questions the directions in which cities are moving.  ... 
doi:10.7202/1016028ar fatcat:lbxf4ms3p5fzrd4i7usyrfwh4a

Light and materials in virtual cities

Julie Dorsey, Holly Rushmeier
2008 ACM SIGGRAPH 2008 classes on - SIGGRAPH '08  
We consider work that has been done to date on modeling architectural materials, the measurement of such materials in situ, and modeling of natural materials found in urban environments (e.g. snow, ice  ...  The level of accuracy required for physical models of materials and their interaction with light in virtual city models is an open question.  ...  While there have been models of snow [9, 23] developed, they have focused on snow as it would be seen freshly fallen in a more rural environment (Figure 4 (a)), rather than as it appears in urban scenes  ... 
doi:10.1145/1401132.1401143 dblp:conf/siggraph/DorseyR08 fatcat:omrf4emuv5fgrbhzqhl77nk37y

Understanding the socio‐technical hybridisation of indoor‐outdoor relations: emergent, merged and stretched

Simon Marvin, Jonathan Rutherford
2021 Area (London 1969)  
Consideration of the fluid character of indoor and outdoor environments, and the shifting relations between them, has been a concern for at least two decades in the social sciences and has been productively  ...  addressed in this journal (see, for example,  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank the instructors and managers at the three sites in Greater Manchester for providing excellent instruction in each of the activities and for their willingness to  ... 
doi:10.1111/area.12715 fatcat:pcpdyicymzff5lzwt5fnhmtp6a

Axiomatic Design in Regenerative Urban Climate Adaptation [chapter]

Clarice Bleil de Souza, Ilya Vladimirovich Dunichkin
2021 Future City  
Principles from Axiomatic Design are proposed as an approach to develop design specifications for regenerative climate adaptive urban design.  ...  This work attempts to illustrate the use of this method to practitioners through an example in which human-centric needs, values and aspirations are transformed into joint urban air pollution and outdoor  ...  Acknowledgements Wind data and results for the case study used in this work come from a project financially supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation within the framework  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-71819-0_1 fatcat:kv6ln2q7fjccdgcwqv6dmnq5d4

A Study on Application Examples of Media Façade by Technology Case and Content Type

Myung-hee Cha
2018 Journal of Digital Art Engineering and Multimedia  
This phenomenon, referred to as the media façade, is a new trend in 21st century architecture that combines lighting, video and information technology. media façade is a medium that can express the growth  ...  of LED lighting industry, the mediaization of building envelope, urban identity and urban identity, and discussions about its growth potential are actively underway.  ...  Beyond the interaction of humans and the media, we can suggest an alternative way of direct communication between human beings, human beings, urban space and human beings in urban space.  ... 
doi:10.29056/jdaem.2018.12.10 fatcat:izq2rbxa6vdbfojswq4cuvyihm

Livability of Urban Public Spaces in Northern Swedish Cities: The Case of Umeå

Federico Costamagna, Rebecka Lind, Olof Stjernström
2018 Planning Practice & Research  
Snowand harsh winter conditions are to some extent considered in urban planning in most northern towns in Sweden.  ...  This study explores how winter conditions are taken into accountin urban planning in the city of Umeå in northern Sweden.  ...  wall segments as seating.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02697459.2018.1548215 fatcat:rjaqbuomw5cwxpbasin2ioannu

Effects on Local Temperature and Energy of Oasis City Expansion in Arid Area of Northwest China

Miao Zhang, Geping Luo, Peng Cai, Rafiq Hamdi
2020 Journal of Sensors  
The oasis-urban development resulted in local warming and increasing of B, and compared with the original undeveloped environment, local climate in the study area was in a relatively balanced state in  ...  The results show that 2 m UHI always displays positive twin peaks during whole day, while surface UHI only displays a positive single peak with several hours during daytime at four seasons in the four  ...  We selected FK in SanGong River Basin (SGRB) in the north slope of the Tianshan Mountains as the study area, which has an area of 304 km 2 .  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/3282475 fatcat:alo55xkprjg3bpdp77gi7bzapy

Inclusion of vegetation in the Town Energy Balance model for modelling urban green areas

A. Lemonsu, V. Masson, L. Shashua-Bar, E. Erell, D. Pearlmutter
2012 Geoscientific Model Development  
The surface exchanges over vegetation are modelled with the well-known Interaction Soil Biosphere Atmosphere (ISBA) model that is integrated in the TEB's code architecture in order to account for interactions  ...  Improving vegetation representation into urban models will allow us to address more accurately these questions. This paper presents an improvement of the Town Energy Balance (TEB) urban canopy model.  ...  TEB as a component of the urban canyon as described in Fig. 1b .  ... 
doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1377-2012 fatcat:phfv7jlbsfbzhpe3uvgcijo2ii

The Effect of Landscape Architecture on Climate Change

Nazanin Nafici, M. F. M. Zain
2012 International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology  
Permanent environmental influences such as sun, fog, acid rain can destroy structures, buildings and the environment.  ...  Improving the quality of urban environment with utilizing green roof and green facades is illustrated for several years and installing them can offer multiple benefits.  ...  As an aesthetic improvement can be used as interior applications and normally in this case is called Green Wall. For improving the aesthetic aspect the plant material can be flowering.  ... 
doi:10.18517/ijaseit.2.2.181 fatcat:xdmysiblgvbnlhert7ypzyez6u

Virtual Sightseeing in Immersive 3D Visualization Lab

Jacek Lebiedź, Mariusz Szwoch
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems  
The paper presents devices of this laboratory (CAVE, walk simulator etc.), describes methods of "immersing" a human in a virtual environment (city, building etc.) and discusses future possibilities for  ...  the Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) and its potential to prepare virtual tours and architectural visualizations on the example of the application allowing a virtual walk through the Coal Market in  ...  interactive real time visualization in the CAVE environment.  ... 
doi:10.15439/2016f227 dblp:conf/fedcsis/LebiedzS16 fatcat:gyxv2dl4tvbvji22ymt2zpll4m

New perspectives for landscape architecture in Russia – Park Zaryadye in Moscow

Nickolay Kasyanov
2018 Landscape architecture and art  
The park implements an artificial relief, in which a miniature display of different Russian landscapes is integrated with buildings of various cultural purposes.  ...  As a result, the sudden transformation of a considerable territory near the Kremlin appeared, and new unexpected and interesting visual landscapes opened.  ...  The authors of the concept of a new park, assuming the maximum fusion of the urban environment with wildlife, defined it as "wild" or "natural" urbanism.  ... 
doi:10.22616/j.landarchart.2017.11.01 fatcat:4ti4nlhm3bepxaixb5wrszmm7a

The development of urban renewable energy at the existential technology research center (ETRC) in Toronto, Canada

Steve Mann, Isaac Harris, Joshua Harris
2006 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
These efforts result in an environment that celebrates the existential notion of self-empowerment through reducing energy consumption and having control over one's own energy production.  ...  The test site for the development of urban renewable energy is the Existential Technology Research Center (ETRC), located in downtown Toronto, Canada. q  ...  An Urbeach (urban beach) environment is created with the solar panels acting as a symbolic 'ocean of energy' which occupants can coexist with in an enjoyable, relaxing manner.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2004.11.006 fatcat:vgtys35luzaenbyzrih335lhqq

Multipurpose Interactive Public Displays in the Wild: Three Years Later

Timo Ojala, Vassilis Kostakos, Hannu Kukka, Tommi Heikkinen, Tomas Linden, Marko Jurmu, Simo Hosio, Fabio Kruger, Daniele Zanni
2012 Computer  
To gain more in-depth knowledge about the real-world use of interactive public displays, as part of our Urban Interactions (UBI) Research program, we deployed 12 multipurpose interactive displays in 2009  ...  behavior and highlights effects that an artificial environment cannot duplicate.  ...  Interactions) consortium.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2012.115 fatcat:i2cebyn3vfaw5knm2xv4tvqquu

Alienation and the City, or, How to Find and Lose Yourself in Berlin and Kars

William Fysh
2008 Opticon1826  
Snow, in particular, attempts to answer these questions through a display of the interaction between textual and urban spaces.  ...  In this way, Arthur displays a Benjaminian anxiety about the ways in which an unsubtle historicism can alienate a society from its own past.  ... 
doi:10.5334/opt.050802 fatcat:yezvg3hgkfdtzndbl5f6tzldqq
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