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School of Architecture, CUHK
Events

Investigating the Relationships Between Urban Heat Island And Urban Morphology in Hong Kong

Date & Time

25.11.2014 25.11.2014

10:00 - 11:00

Location

Meeting Room, 1/F, AIT Building, CUHK

126
Speaker: Ms. ZHENG Yingsheng (PhD Student)
Topic: Investigating the Relationships Between Urban Heat Island And Urban Morphology in
Hong Kong
Moderator: Ms. LI Kehan (PhD Student)

Climate data from 1885 to 2010 shows that there has been a significant increase of urban temperature in Hong Kong. The upward temperature trend in Hong Kong in the last decade can be attributed to the climate change at a global scale and to changes in land cover at the local scale — these are the essential factors of urban heat island (UHI) effect in Hong Kong which has contributed to an increase in the number of very hot summer days and nights . This, in turn, has had a negative impact on environmental hygiene and public health. Thus there is an urgent need to mitigate the urban heat island effect in Hong Kong.

Ms. ZHENG received her B.Arch degree in 2010 from Wuhan University and M.Arch degree in 2013 from Zhejiang University. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as an architect in GAO Yujiang Design Studio and a part-time teacher in City College of Zhejiang University. The major projects she participated in include Planning and Design of Zhoushan Campus, Zhejiang University (Awarded Scheme), Planning and Design of Yinzhou Middle School (Awarded Scheme) and construction drawing of Yunlong Culture Center in Ningbo. Her research interest lies in the fields of sustainble planning and public building design.

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