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Outdoor Comfort and Urban Heat Island Studies in Glasgow, UK

03 Aug 2012
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Where: K501, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HG
Times: 12.30 -14.00 [GMT+1 / BST] (12:00 for lunch)


This presentation shows a summary of studies conducted in 2011 in Glasgow, UK, related to the thermal perception of pedestrians and to the observed heat island effect in its urban area.

A series of field surveys were carried out as well as a small network of weather stations was set up across the urban area.  The time frame for both field works was from February/March through August/September 2011.  The main outcomes were in terms of identifying a preliminary thermal comfort range for the local population and of the mapping of ‘hot spots’ within the central area with a more pronounced heat island effect.

Research methods include experimental set-up, use of questionnaires with pedestrians, data collection and analysis and quantification of urban form features such as the “sky view factor” and the H/W factor (height of building to street width). We explore the implications of these findings to both the outdoor urban design as well as to future studies on outdoor comfort in temperate cold cities


Prof Dr Eduardo Krüger
Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
Federal Technological University of Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil

Dr Rohinton Emmanuel
Reader in Sustainable Design & Construction
Glasgow Caledonian University


There are two ways to attend this event.

All CIC Start Online members will be invited to attend the online webinar and will receive an email with the meeting link. This will provide a live video feed, presentation and chat area - with the opportunity to contribute to the discussion using the Q&A (online chat) facility.

Online attendance is free of charge to CIC Start Online members.

Please register as a member here – project membership is free.


You can also attend the seminar in person.

A buffet lunch will be provided before the event, providing opportunities for networking with fellow delegates and the seminar speakers.   Lunch and registration starts at 12:00, with the seminar commencing at 12:30.

If you wish to attend the seminar in person, please complete the registration form below.

The price is £70 per delegate (£50 for CIC Start Online members).


The seminar fee may be 50% funded by Skills Development Scotland if the business employs less than 250 people and meets Skills Development Scotland's criteria.  After booking the course, please contact or call 0300 456 8731.



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