Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation

Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation

1st Edition - June 10, 2022

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  • Editors: Ansar Khan, Hashem Akbari, Francesco Fiorito, Sk Mithun, Dev Niyogi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855396

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Global Urban Heat Island Mitigation provides a comprehensive picture of global UHI micro-thermal interaction in different built environments. The book explains physical principles and how to moderate undesirable consequences of swift and haphazard urban development to create more sustainable and resilient cities. Sections provide extensive discussion on numerous UHI mitigation technologies and their effectiveness in cities around the globe. In addition, the book proposes novel UHI mitigation technologies and strategies while also assessing the effectiveness and suitability of UHI mitigation interventions in various climates and urban forms.

Key Features

  • Adopts a multidisciplinary approach, bridging theoretical and applied urban climatology with urban heat mitigation
  • Compiles disparate urban climate research concepts and technologies into a coherent framework
  • Includes contributions from leaders in fields from around the globe


Graduate students, researchers, and professors. Urban planners & designers, climatologists, and city policymakers

Table of Contents

    1. Context and Background of the Problem in Mitigation Strategies and Technologies for the Cities in Different Climates
    2. Cost-Effective Analysis of Mitigation Strategies and Technologies in Different Climatic Region
    3. Roles of Climate, Geography, Urbanization and Urban Morphology for UHI Mitigation in Different Climates
    4. UHI Driving Factors, Mechanism and Spatiotemporal Dynamics in UHI Mitigation in Different Climates
    5. Various Data Sources for UHI Characterization: Fixed Instrumentation, Mobile Survey, National Weather Stations, Reanalysis, Space Technologies and Artificial Intelligence
    6. Case Studies in Global Cities and Best Practices on Mitigation Solutions

    7. Human and Policy Dimensions of UHI Mitigation Strategies and Technologies
    8. Consensus on How to Investigate UHIs Globally and Compares the Results from Different Cities
    9. Impacts of Overheating on Soil, Air and Water Quality
    10. Impact of Urban Overheating on Energy and Peak Electricity Demand
    11. Impacts of Overheating on Economy and Public Health
    12. Public Transport and the UHI Effects

    13. Tree and Vegetation, Cool Roof and Green Roof to Reduce UHI Effects to Reduce UHI Effects
    14. Combined Measures of Mitigation Strategies and Technologies in UHI Effects
    15. Application of High Albedo Materials and Cool pavement for Enhanced Reflective Transfer
    16. Application of Satellite Remote Sensing In UHI Mitigation
    17. Performance Evaluation, Demonstration and Active Intervention of Mitigation Technologies at Urban Scale
    18. Development of Alternative Approaches and Mitigation Options for Passive Cooling

    19. Climate and Water Sensitive Design 20. Smart Growth in Built Environment
    21. Renewable Technologies and Zero Energy Consumption for Built Environment
    22. Energy Efficiency and Advanced Integrated Energy Optimization in Global Urban Buildings
    23. Energy Smart Cities for Urban Planning
    24. Application of IoT in UHI Mitigation

    25. Needs of Modelling Strategies in UHI Mitigation
    26. Use of Surface Energy Balance in UHI Mitigation
    27. Characterizing Thermal Fields and Evaluating UHI Effects
    28. Urban Microclimate and UHI Scaling at Chosen Domain
    29. Building to City-Scale UHI Modeling for UHI Mitigations
    30. Biometeorology in Modeling Human Thermal Comfort for UHI Mitigations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 10, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855396

About the Editors

Ansar Khan

Ansar Khan is an assistant professor of geography at Lalbaba College, University of Calcutta in India. A global leader in the field of urban climate research, his work incorporates simulation and numerical modeling of tropical climatic events. A key focus of his research is searching for appropriate mitigation strategies and technologies to decrease the overheating of tropical urban areas while also decreasing energy consumption and protecting health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Geography, Lalbaba College, Howrah, India

Hashem Akbari

Hashem Akbari, Concordia University, has conceived, led, and supervised work in heat-island quantification and mitigation in the United States and abroad. Prior to Concordia University, he was a senior scientist and the leader of the Heat Island Group at the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California. He is Chief Editor and Editor of several scientific journals and co-author of 5 books on related to the effects of UHIs, and author of almost 239 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international scientific journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Francesco Fiorito

Francesco Fiorito, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy and Senior Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia. His research focuses on the development and assessment of new technologies and systems for buildings, with the aim of reducing building energy demand and improve indoor and outdoor comfort. He is in the editorial board of several scientific journals and has published more than 60 research outputs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy; Senior Visiting Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia

Sk Mithun

Sk Mithun, Assistant Professor of Geography, Haldia Government College. His research primarily focuses on urbanization, urban sprawl, modeling urban growth and land use/land cover dynamics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Haldia Government College, Vidyasagar University, India

Dev Niyogi

Dev Niyogi is Dave P. Carelton Centennial Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Jackson School of Geosciences, and Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering in The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA.

Affiliations and Expertise

Dave P. Carelton Centennial Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, and Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

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