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Urban Heat and Transportation: Human Exposure and Infrastructure


Abstract Environmental heat is a growing concern in cities as a consequence of rapid urbanization and climate change, threatening human health and urban vitality. The transportation system is naturally embedded in the issue of urban heat and human heat exposure. Research has established how heat poses a threat to urban inhabitants and how urban infrastructure design can lead to increased urban heat. Yet there are gaps in understanding how urban communities accumulate heat exposure, and how significantly the urban transportation system influences or exacerbates the many issues of urban heat. This dissertation focuses on advancing the understanding of how modern urban transportation influences urban heat and human heat exposure through three research... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Hoehne, Christopher Glenn (Author) / Chester, Mikhail V (Advisor) / Hondula, David M (Committee member) / Sailor, David J (Committee member) / Pendyala, Ram M (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Transportation / Urban planning / Public health / exposure / heat / infrastructure / phoenix / transportation / urban
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 210 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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