Mitigation of urban heat island and improving thermal comfort conditions for the city of Bangalore, India, by evaluating the cooling potential of vegetation in an urban neighborhood

dc.contributor.advisorFelkner, Juliana
dc.contributor.advisorLieberknecht, Katherine E.
dc.creatorPatil, Vajreshwari
dc.creator.orcid0000-0001-9757-1720
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-21T22:38:59Z
dc.date.available2022-08-21T22:38:59Z
dc.date.created2021-12
dc.date.issued2021-12-09
dc.date.submittedDecember 2021
dc.date.updated2022-08-21T22:39:00Z
dc.description.abstractThis thesis report aims to evaluate the summer cooling effect of vegetation to reduce UHI and improve thermal comfort in Bangalore, India. The city is experiencing a microclimatic shift due to urbanization. The spatial growth of the town has continuously increased from 696 sq. km to 2185 sq. km within ten years (2006 to 2016) (Heather S, 2019). Using the ENVI-met model for simulations at the pedestrian height, the study investigated the influence of adding greenery on the urban microclimate. The results show the combination of trees and grass has a more significant cooling effect with potential air temperature reduction between 4°C to 11°C and relative humidity of 6% to 26% during the hottest hours of the day when compared to the base model. Overall thermal mass map of the relative humidity indicates that percentage is lower at night and higher in the morning. This study can help planners better understand the role of vegetation in reducing Urban Heat Island (UHI), which gives them the necessary, cost-effective tools to implement new solutions for the city’s urban development to mitigate the impacts of UHI on the environment provide a better living for all
dc.description.departmentArchitecture
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/115272
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/42173
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectUHI
dc.subjectUrban heat island
dc.subjectBangalore
dc.subjectVegetation
dc.subjectCooling effect
dc.subjectThermal comfort
dc.subjectUrban neighborhoods
dc.titleMitigation of urban heat island and improving thermal comfort conditions for the city of Bangalore, India, by evaluating the cooling potential of vegetation in an urban neighborhood
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture

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