Analysing the Resilience of Brasília’s Superblocks in a Changing Climate

In Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, Mark Lynas describes possible world scenarios as global temperatures rise. The central region of Brazil, where Brasília is located, will suffer major changes in its microclimate.Brasília's built environment has already provided a comfortable indoor and outdoor condition through planned urban design and vegetation.

Dual stage simulations to study the microclimatic effects of trees on thermal comfort in a residential building, Cairo, Egypt

This paper describes an outdoor-indoor thermal investigation of a multifamily residential building during summer in Cairo, Egypt. Initially, microclimate meteorological data was generated for an urban settlement with and without trees being incorporated in to the development.  The software ENVI-met was used for this first stage. Two kinds of tree planting (15m high Ficus Elastica and 20m Yellow Poinciana) were simulated, together with the existing scenario that has no trees.

Application of numerical simulation in assessment of microclimatic condition in urban areas

The proposition of an assessment method of wind condition in urban structures is presented in the paper. In the second part of the paper two virtual residential districts with different urban organisation have been investigated. An assessment model used to examine wind conditions in selected urban organisation structures defines quantitative and qualitative features of the study area. Two elements of the urban environment, wind conditions and urban development, are evaluated.