Amelioration of Urban Temperature through Landscape Design Approaching Hot-Humid Climate: A Review

  • Sharifah Khalizah Syed Othman Thani Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Nik Hanita Nik Mohamad Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Sabrina Idilfitri Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Abstract

This paper discusses a conceptual review of sustainable landscape design approach as mitigating strategies to modify urban temperature in a hot- humid climate.The amelioration of urban temperature through landscape approach can be achieved by incorporating sustainable landscape design practices via the interplay of natural vegetation in the hot-humid tropics. The findings of this paper are hoped to guide the practitioners in landscape architecture, policy makers and urban designers to incorporate sustainable landscape design approach towards improving outdoor thermal comfort; thus providing a better quality of life.


Keywords: Landscape design principles; outdoor thermal comfort; urban heat island; hot-humid climate


eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.274 

Published
2018-05-22
How to Cite
SYED OTHMAN THANI, Sharifah Khalizah; NIK MOHAMAD, Nik Hanita; IDILFITRI, Sabrina. Amelioration of Urban Temperature through Landscape Design Approaching Hot-Humid Climate: A Review. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 8, p. 1-11, may 2018. ISSN 2514-751X. Available at: <https://aje-bs.e-iph.co.uk/index.php/ajE-Bs/article/view/274>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.21834/aje-bs.v3i8.274.
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