An Urban Approach to Climate Sensitive Design
Strategies for the Tropics
By (author) Rohinton Emmanuel
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Urban Approach to Climate Sensitive Design by Rohinton Emmanuel
Book DescriptionThe need to respond to the rapidly changing city climate is particularly urgent in the tropics where the urban transition is currently at its peak. While the need is clearly felt by the tropical urban dwellers, texts that provide an overview of the problem and indicate possible design solutions are rare. This comprehensive reference will be welcomed by student and practising architects as well as other built envronment professionals engaged with the environmental effects of building in worldwide warm and humid climates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415334105
(246mm x 189mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rohinton Emmanuel
Urban Climate Challenges in the Tropics: Rethinking Planning and Design Opportunities, Hardback (May 2016)
Sustainable Buildings, Hardback (July 2014)View all books by Rohinton Emmanuel
This set brings together authoritative canonical and cutting edge reference work to establish a framework for easy comprehension of the vast and continually expanding subject matter. It is an indispensable research tool for all interested researchers, students, building owners and policy-makers to gain a thorough understanding of the field.
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Author Biography - Rohinton Emmanuel
Dr. Rohinton Emmanuel is a University teacher and researcher from Sri Lanka, with a Ph.D in urban climatology from the University of Michigan and has also taught in the US and Sweden. His core interests in studying the environmental changes brought about by urbanization in the warm, humid tropics. For nearly 13 years he has extensively researched climate changes in cities with the long-term goal of developing urban environmental monitoring indices that facilitate environment-sensitive urban design in the tropics. He has an extensive record of research and publications on building climatology and urban climate changes.
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