A Microclimatic Analysis of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Landscape Patterns in Lahore-Pakistan

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A Microclimatic Analysis of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Landscape Patterns in Lahore-Pakistan

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dc.contributor.advisor Brown, Robert
dc.contributor.author Mazhar, Naveed
dc.date 2012-06-28
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-07T13:40:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-07T13:40:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3943
dc.description.abstract A contemporary urban plaza and an ancient 16th century garden were selected for a microclimatic analysis in the hot and arid city of Lahore, Pakistan. The objective of this comparative study was to analyze microclimatic components on these two locations and in the end to optimize thermal comfort of open urban plazas employing site-specific design solutions. Based on the energy budget values of a person calculated using COMFA, the study sites were compared with the local weather station. It was found that the energy budget of a person standing on an un shaded urban plaza would be 150-219 W/m2 more than in Shalamar garden, which was measured at 139 to 184 W/m2. Total amount of radiation absorbed by a person (Rabs) on an urban plaza was found to be the variable most influencing the overheating. In the end, informed design interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of Rabs were proposed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A Microclimatic Analysis of Ancient and Contemporary Urban Landscape Patterns in Lahore-Pakistan en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US


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