Urban Design and Thermal Comfort (06-02-23)
Hashemi and colleagues probed how design can influence urbanites’ quality-of-life. They report that to complete their “study [they] selected two different urban blocks in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–with high and low social vulnerability indices (SVI)–to compare their microclimate conditions in association with urban morphological characteristics such as green coverage area, sky view factor (SVF), albedo, and street height to width (H/W) ratio. . . .