RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBOURHOOD ASSESSMENT IN THE CITY OF ABU DHABI AND ALAIN, UAE WITH FOCUS ON OUTDOOR THERMAL COMFORT (OTC).

Lindita Bande, Anwar Ahmad, Mouaz Mohamed, Yosan Asmelash, Kholoud Mohamed Howaishel Alsereidi, Afra Saeed Hamad Alnuaimi

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Abstract

Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are two important cities of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. They have gone thru major increase of the built environment over the last 50 years. These changes impact the development of neighborhoods, especially residential neighborhoods. The morphology of this urban blocks also impacted the heat island effect (UHI). URI is one of the contributors to climate change. Therefore, having sustainable neighborhoods means reducing the URI and make cities more livable. The methodology to be followed in this study is as per the below steps: • Residential blocks in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain • Analysis of current conditions & Proposal for URI reduction thru different strategies • Modelling and Simulations • Create and analyze the models in Rhino Grasshopper • Findings and results The aim is to divide the work for the two cities and then analyze the current conditions of the neighborhoods. Based on the findings different strategies can be applied in the residential blocs in order to reduce the surface temperature of the streets and buildings, therefore reduce the URI effect. This strategies consider urban shading devices and trees. Having sustainable neighborhoods has a direct impact in making cities more livable and improving the climate change. The main tools to be used are rhino/grasshopper. Thru advanced software, the findings can be optimized and contribute to more sustainable neighborhoods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022 - Proceedings
EditorsShaila Bantanur
PublisherZEMCH Network
Pages78-87
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788196074623
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022 - Bangalore, India
Duration: Nov 3 2022Nov 5 2022

Publication series

NameZEMCH International Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2652-2926

Conference

Conference9th Zero Energy Mass Custom Home International Conference, ZEMCH 2022
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityBangalore
Period11/3/2211/5/22

Keywords

  • OTC
  • hot arid climate
  • residential neighborhood
  • rhino grasshopper
  • sustainable city

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Computer Science Applications

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