Adaptation Measures for Urban Heat Islands helps the reader understand the relative performance of these adaptation measures, methods and analysis relating to their creation and maintenance, evaluation methods, and the role of policy and governance in implementing them. A suite of case studies is included on these urban or metropolitan areas that are significantly warmer than their surrounding rural areas due to human activities. In recent years, a suite of adaptation measures have been developed to mitigate the urban heat island phenomena.
- Provides a range of concrete implementation methods
- Assesses relative performance of adaptation measures and countermeasure technologies
- Establishes methods for human thermal environmental interventions
- Reviews adaptation cities selected for excellent energy performance and thermal comfort indicators
2. Adaptation measures and their performance
3. 'Hot spot' adaptation measures
4. Case studies of adaptation cities
5. Evaluation methods of adaptation cities
6. The role of local government and governance
Hideki Takebayashi is Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, where he teaches Urban Environmental Planning, Architectural Environmental Engineering, and Urban Environmental Systems. He is chair of the Cool Roof Appropriate Dissemination Subcommittee at the Architectural Institute of Japan, which published the Cool Roof Guidebook. He is editor of the Energy and Buildings Journal and the Advances in Building Energy Research Journal.
Masakazu Moriyama is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University. He is the editor of Japanese book on heat island measures Technology and measures of urban heat island. He is the chairman of the Osaka Heat Island Countermeasure Technology Consortium, which has established local standards for certification in urban heat island countermeasure technology.