Tag: urban ecosystem

The ecological dimension of Craiova municipality. Case study: Craiovița Nouă district

Gheorghe CURCAN Ioan Eustațiu MARINESCU

The inhabitants of Craiovița Nouă district, like most of the people of Craiova, presently live in an urban environment marked by numerous dysfunctions. The study of different aspects related to the state of the urban environment in this district enabled us to identify the following types of dysfunctions: household waste management, lack of modern road infrastructure, chaotic parking even within green spaces, high percentage of asphalt and concrete surfaces, air, water, soil and noise pollution, uneven distribution of green urban spaces, unpleasant odours caused by household waste, sewage or gases released into the atmosphere from various sources.
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Criteria for the thermal comfort analysis within urban ecosystems


Abstract: The understanding and evaluation of thermal comfort in urban ecosystem is a basic need for bioclimatic urban design including the green urban structures contribution. The study aims at establishing a set of criteria for the assessment and dynamic analysis of thermal conditions in close relation with extended knowledge about urban climate effects and microclimatic conditions of the city. Thermal conditions are among the factors that greatly influence human activities and behavior inside city boundaries.
The use of specific criteria for the precise measurement of physiological equivalent temperature (PET) is needed for urban thermal sensations assessment. The final outcome is concerned with the developing of a simplified methodology in order to analyze thermal comfort conditions and present them in urban climate maps for urban planning and open space design.

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