Designing cooler cities: energy, cooling and urban form: the Asian perspective

Ali Cheshmehzangi (Editor), Chris Butters (Editor)

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This edited book surveys the major sustainability challenges facing Asian cities, in particular those related to urban energy and city cooling. The book discusses the key concepts and issues involved, addressing the three levels of micro (individual buildings), meso (neighbourhoods/districts) and macro (whole or large parts of cities). It illustrates different paradigms of urban development and explores how to create cooler cities by applying integrated sustainable design and planning on all three levels, bridging the gap between specialist approaches by highlighting both built projects, processes, and research. It also raises questions about prevalent paradigms of urban development as well as topics relating to urban district cooling solutions, sustainable construction materials, and processes towards effective delivery of sustainable cities. Providing cutting edge insights into hot climate cities in Asia, this text is also pertinent for the study of cities in other world regions, notably in developing countries, and of broad relevance to sustainable urban planning in all contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages263
ISBN (Electronic)9789811066382
ISBN (Print)9789811349201, 9789811066375
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017

Publication series

NamePalgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies


  • Asian Cities and Sustainability
  • Cooling and Sustainability Challenges
  • Paradigms of Urban Development
  • Urban District Cooling Solutions
  • Green Infrastructure Planning
  • Sustainable Cities and Urban Planning
  • Urban Planning and Energy


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