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|Title:||Outdoor activity and spatial choices of citizens during heat stress conditions: a case study of Adelaide, South Australia|
|Citation:||Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Revisiting the role of Architectural Science in Design and Practice, 2016 / Zuo, J., Daniel, L., Soebarto, V. (ed./s), pp.199-208|
|Publisher:||The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA)|
|Publisher Place:||Sydney, Australia|
|Conference Name:||50th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Revisiting the role of Architectural Science in Design and Practice (7 Dec 2016 - 9 Dec 2016 : Adelaide)|
|Ehsan Sharifi, Alpana Sivam and John Boland|
|Abstract:||During summer heatwaves, public spaces are frequently warmer than human thermal comfort preferences in a majority of Australian Cities. Citizens’ preferences of public space elements and supportive features during heat-stress conditions are under particular focus in this paper. Outdoor activity choices in different thermal environments were surveyed in Adelaide from September 2013 to April 2014. This post-activity survey indicates that necessary, optional and social activities decreased during outdoor heat-stress more than any other thermal conditions. Outdoor activities were chosen the most in neutral and warm thermal environments. Outdoor activity choices were affected significantly by the magnitude of solar radiation. Tree canopy, shading (from buildings or temporary elements) and water features were the most attractive public space features for outdoor participants during heatstress conditions in Adelaide. Meanwhile, essential shopping and dining facilities and social events affect citizens’ outdoor activity choices during heat-stress conditions. Thus, increased green infrastructures and supportive land uses are a prerequisite of urban transformation for climate change adaptation.|
|Keywords:||Heat-stress; outdoor activity preferences; public space features; thermal comfort|
|Rights:||©2016, The Architectural Science Association and The University of Adelaide.|
|Appears in Collections:||Architecture publications|
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