Vegetation Design as User’s Thermal Modifier at Urban Park

Authors

  • Sharifah Khalizah Syed Othman Thani Centre of Studies for Landscape Architecture
  • Nor Hanisah Mohd Hashim Centre of Studies for Park and Amenities Management
  • Nik Hanita Nik Mohamad Centre of Studies for Landscape Architecture
  • Syed Abdul Mutalib Al Junid Syed Abdul Rahman Centre of Studies for Electrical & Electronic Engineering

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1243

Keywords:

Planting design, vegetative cooling, user’s thermal comfort, urban public park

Abstract

The study aims to investigate the potential of vegetation design as a microclimatic modifier at KLCC park. The scope of the study is to determine the impact of vegetation types towards thermal comfort. The different morphological characteristics of trees, shrubs and groundcover, and its planting configurations could be the best indicator to determine the outdoor thermal satisfaction among users. The results indicate the sampling points with various types of vegetation including hardy canopied trees, dense shrubs and groundcovers recorded lowest air temperature, and more visitors were comfortable doing activities in that area compared to points with fewer layers of vegetation.

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Published

2018-03-02

How to Cite

Syed Othman Thani, S. K., Mohd Hashim, N. H., Nik Mohamad, N. H., & Syed Abdul Rahman, S. A. M. A. J. (2018). Vegetation Design as User’s Thermal Modifier at Urban Park. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 227-234. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1243

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