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Cooling the Heat Island in Compact Urban Environments: The Effectiveness of Chicago's Green Alley Program


Abstract To build 21st century sustainable cities, officials are installing alternative infrastructure technologies to reduce atmospheric environmental problems such as the urban heat island (UHI). The purpose of this study is to further our understanding of how ground-level UHI mitigation strategies in compact urban areas impact air temperatures. The term ‘cool pavement’ refers to both reflective and porous pavements. While cool pavements are identified as UHI mitigation strategies, we evaluated their in-situ effectiveness on air and surface temperatures. Using a case-control research design, we measured the impact of these pavements on air temperature relative to conventional asphalt in alleys. In locations where high vertical walls constrained th... (more)
Created Date 2015-09-14
Contributor Coseo, Paul (ASU author) / Larsen, Larissa (Author) / Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts / The Design School / Landscape Architecture
Series PROCEDIA ENGINEERING
Type Text
Extent 20 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.504 / ISSN: 1877-7058
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Citation Coseo, P., & Larsen, L. (2015). Cooling the Heat Island in Compact Urban Environments: The Effectiveness of Chicagos Green Alley Program. Procedia Engineering, 118, 691-710. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.504
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