Wan-Yu Shih, Ming-Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Presentation Title: Land Use and Urban Temperature: A case study of Taipei Metropolis




Studies have proven that green spaces have a cooling effect on cities and describe the cause of its variation. However, less is known in regards to the scale of the influence beyond the boundary of green spaces. Through an empirical study of the Taipei metropolis, this study aimed to explore the extent to which the cooling effect of green space might be perceived in surrounding areas and how the characteristics of green space might influence such a performance. Maps were created using remote sensing and GIS data that show the change of temperature around urban green spaces. This study also estimated the energy that might be saved due to the temperature reduction caused this cooling effect. 


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