Ventilating Cities

Air-flow Criteria for Healthy and Comfortable Urban Living

  • Shinsuke Kato
  • Kyosuke Hiyama

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Shinsuke Kato, Kyosuke Hiyama
    Pages 1-7
  3. Wind Environment and Urban Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Yoichi Kawamoto, Hiroshi Yoshikado, Ryozo Ooka, Hiroshi Hayami, Hong Huang, Mai V. Khiem
      Pages 11-32
    3. Tomomi Hoshiko, Fumiyuki Nakajima, Tassanee Prueksasit, Kazuo Yamamoto
      Pages 59-95
    4. Keisuke Nakao, Shinsuke Kato
      Pages 97-132
  4. Criteria for Assessing Breeze Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Kyosuke Hiyama, Shinsuke Kato
      Pages 135-149
    3. Shinsuke Kato, Zhen Bu, Mahmoud Farghaly Bady Mohammed
      Pages 151-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


The majority of the world’s population live in environments with artificially weakened wind as buildings in urban areas form wind-breaks and reduce wind speeds. Anthropogenic heat is also generated and during the summer dense urban areas suffer from the urban heat island effect, a known urban climate problem. This book discusses how to evaluate the urban wind environment, including ventilation performance and thermal comfort. This book is organized in two parts; Wind Environment and the Urban Environment and Criteria for Assessing Breeze Environments. It includes chapters on sea breeze in urban areas; thermal adaptation and the effect of wind on thermal comfort;  health risk of exposures; pollutant transport in dense urban areas;  legal regulations for urban ventilation and new criteria for assessing the local wind environment.

Keywords: urban wind environments, urban heat island, urban climate, land use change, thermal comfort, risk assessment, urban air pollution, urban ventilation


Comfort Health Risk Heat Island Pollution Urban Ventilation

Authors and affiliations

  • Shinsuke Kato
    • 1
  • Kyosuke Hiyama
    • 2
  1. 1., Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2., Institute of Industrial ScienceThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2770-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2771-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-315X
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-3168
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