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Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mitigation

Hot and Humid Regions

  • Presents a novel approach to solving the problem of UHIs in hot and humid cities

  • Contains contributions from several experts to address the problem of UHIs in hot and humid cities

  • Serves as an important reference for students, researchers and policymakers

Part of the book series: Advances in 21st Century Human Settlements (ACHS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Morphology of Buildings and Cities in Hot and Humid Regions

    • Napoleon Enteria, Odinah Cuartero-Enteria, Mattheos Santamouris, Ursula Eicker
    Pages 1-13
  3. Assessment of the Effects of Urban Heat Island on Buildings

    • Liangzhu (Leon) Wang, Chang Shu
    Pages 15-41
  4. Urban Heat Island Monitoring with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Data

    • Jorge Mendez-Astudillo, Lawrence Lau, Isaac Yu Fat Lun, Yu-Ting Tang, Terry Moore
    Pages 43-59
  5. Urban Heat Island, Contributing Factors, Public Responses and Mitigation Approaches in the Tropical Context of Malaysia

    • Nasrin Aghamohammadi, Logaraj Ramakreshnan, Chng Saun Fong, Nik Meriam Sulaiman
    Pages 107-121
  6. Urban Heat Island Simulation and Monitoring in the Hot and Humid Climate Cities of Guayaquil and Durán, Ecuador

    • Jaqueline Litardo, Massimo Palme, Mercy Borbor-Cordova, Rommel Caiza, Rubén Hidalgo-Leon, María del Pilar Cornejo-Rodriguez et al.
    Pages 143-168
  7. Urban Heat Island and Mitigation in Tropical India

    • Priyadarsini Rajagopalan
    Pages 183-203
  8. The Hot Climate of the Middle East

    • Parham A. Mirzaei, Reihaneh Aghamolaei
    Pages 205-234
  9. Urban Heat Island Effects and Mitigation Strategies in Saudi Arabian Cities

    • Yusuf A. Aina, Irshad M. Parvez, Abdul-Lateef Balogun, Elhadi Adam
    Pages 235-248
  10. Monitoring Urban Heat Islands in Selected Cities of the Gulf Region Based on Nighttime MODIS LST Data (2003–2018)

    • Abdullah Al-Fazari, Ahmed El-Kenawy, Noura Al-Nasiri, Mohamed Hereher
    Pages 249-276
  11. Revisiting Urban Heat Island Effects in Coastal Regions: Mitigation Strategies for the Megacity of Istanbul

    • Mustafa Dihkan, Fevzi Karsli, Abdulaziz Guneroglu, Nilgun Guneroglu
    Pages 277-307

About this book

This book discusses the concepts and technologies associated with the mitigation of urban heat islands (UHIs) that are applicable in hot and humid regions. It presents several city case studies on how UHIs can be reduced in various areas to provide readers, researchers, and policymakers with insights into the concepts and technologies that should be considered when planning and constructing urban centres and buildings. The rapid development of urban areas in hot and humid regions has led to an increase in urban temperatures, a decrease in ventilation in buildings, and a transformation of the once green outdoor environment into areas full of solar-energy-absorbing concrete and asphalt. This situation has increased the discomfort of people living in these areas regardless of whether they occupy concrete structures. This is because indoor and outdoor air quality have both suffered from urbanisation. The development of urban areas has also increased energy consumption so that the occupants of buildings can enjoy indoor thermal comfort and air quality that they need via air conditioning systems. This book offers solutions to the recent increase in the number of heat islands in hot and humid regions.​


  • Urban Thermal Mitigation
  • Future Urban Climate
  • Urban Planning in Japan
  • Hot and Humid Cities
  • Urban Cooling Strategies
  • Tropical Urban Surfaces
  • Climate Response Strategies
  • Megacities
  • Ventilation in Buildings
  • Solar-energy-absorbing Concrete
  • Outdoor Air Quality
  • Increased Energy Consumption
  • Indoor Thermal Comfort
  • climate change
  • Climate change management
  • landscape/regional and urban planning

Editors and Affiliations

  • College of Engineering and Technology, Mindanao State University—Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan, Philippines

    Napoleon Enteria

  • Faculty of Built Environment, University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Matteos Santamouris

  • Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

    Ursula Eicker

About the editors

Napoleon Enteria is a professor of mechanical engineering at Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines. He has worked as research specialist at Building Research Institute, a research staff member at Tohoku University for industry-government-academe collaboration, a scientist at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore of the National University of Singapore, and a global center of excellence researcher at the Wind Engineering Research Center of the Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan. He founded the Enteria Grün Energietechnik, a research and technology consulting for tropical climate. He has participated in collaborative projects with research institutes, universities, and companies across several countries. He is an associate editor with some of the international journals. He also serves as guest editor of some of the important special research issues.

Matteos Santamouris is a scientia professor and professor of high-performance architecture at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and a visiting professor at the Cyprus Institute, the Metropolitan University of London Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunel University, and the National University of Singapore. He has served as the director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research at the University of Athens and is a former President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece. He works as the editor in chief and member of the editorial board of several international journals. He has been a guest editor for twelve special issues of various scientific journals. He is considered an expert by various international research institutions.

Ursula Eicker is the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for Next Generation Cities at Concordia University, Montréal. Professor Eicker has held leadership positions at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and its Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. She has been leading international research projects in the fields of energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable energy supply systems for more than two decades. At Concordia, she leads an ambitious research program to establish pathways toward new tools, technologies, and strategies for zero-carbon cities. Her research interests include the renewable energy systems, smart buildings, urban energy simulation, sustainable transportation and smart waste and waste water management. From solar modules to cooling systems to tech industrialization, she has the distinctive experience of working across sectors, from the lab to the factory and beyond.

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Buying options

eBook USD 64.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-33-4050-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)