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How to build a city for 50C heatwaves

Pitts, Adrian (2015) How to build a city for 50C heatwaves. The Conversation. ISSN 2044-5032

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Abstract

The Persian Gulf is already one of the hottest parts of the world, but by the end of the century increasing heat combined with intense humidity will make the region too hot for habitation, according to research published in Nature Climate Change.

Heating and air conditioning currently permit humans to live everywhere from Siberia to the Sahara. However the extreme heatwaves predicted for the Gulf, where temperatures will regularly hit 50℃ or even 60℃, will reach the limits of the thermal adaptation that buildings can provide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: comfort; overheating; heatwaves; cities; building; architecture;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
School of Art, Design and Architecture > Centre for Urban Design, Architecture and Sustainability
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Depositing User: Adrian Pitts
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2015 09:59
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 02:28
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/26482

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