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Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Room

Hall D

DESIGNING WITH VEGETATION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Room

Hall D

Lecture Time
01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

TRACKING TRANSFORMATIONS OF TIRANA THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE LENS

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Room

Hall D

Lecture Time
01:20 PM - 01:30 PM

Abstract

Abstract Body

It is 30 years already that Albania is going through a transition period. It has impacted many aspects, among which the demography and territorial development. As per the demography, there are different dynamics in different parts of the territory. Referring to the official data, one could understand that there is a decline of the population at a country level and its growth in the capital area.


Understandably all the demographic movements are accompanied by territorial development. All the last developments have transformed its previews natural and semi-natural surroundings, by shaping them and transforming the environment, but also by creating a new city model.
The city as an organism in general, Tirana in particular, is very complex. This paper does cover particular indicators such as - the transformation of urbanization versus the natural and semi-natural areas. This study gains importance especially nowadays, time in which there is a very high level of urbanization.


While in many countries, and especially in the EU, there are clear goals on achieving the Sustainability Goals, particularly the 11th goal for Sustainable Cities and Communities, there are no clear indicators to evaluate Tirana performance.


Developing GIS analysis, overlapping the transformation of these two indicators, and the population, the trend and the transformation dynamics get clearer. This isn’t the only aim. The comparison of the last developments during these 30 years to the corresponding legislation, is another very important goal of this study. This last one will lead to another important issue, that of emphasizing the importance the monitoring process has.

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QUANTIFYING AIR TEMPERATURE IN THE GREY AND GREEN SPACES OF AN URBAN HEAT ISLAND

Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Room

Hall D

Lecture Time
01:30 PM - 01:40 PM

Abstract

Abstract Body

Whilst it is broadly understood that green infrastructure helps to mitigate against the urban heat island effect, there remains a relatively small body of measured data that quantifies the impact of green space on urban temperatures. This paper presents interim results from a long-term monitoring campaign in the city of Leeds, UK. A network of air temperature sensors housed in Stevenson shields were deployed across Leeds in the summer of 2019. There is a total of 20 sensors in this network; 11 in grey urban spaces, 7 in green infrastructure (small parks and trees), and 2 sensors at rural refence sites used in the calculation of the urban heat island. The data set reported in this paper covers the period July 2019 to November 2020 at an hourly resolution. Results quantify the urban heat island intensity (UHII) during this period but also the differences between air temperatures in the urban grey and green spaces. As well as there being diurnal differences in hourly temperature profiles, there are also distinct seasonal differences as well. The average UHII during this period was 1.8 °K, with a summer peak of 4.9 °K occurring in late evening. Within the UHI during summer months, the green space was on average 0.5 °K cooler than the grey spaces but are approximately 3 °K cooler on the hottest days. These measured data quantify the local cooling effects of the green space, which is useful at both a macro city-scale and micro citizen-scale. Results of this nature are useful in building a quantitative evidence base that supports the retention and introduction of urban green infrastructure.

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Session Type
Academic Sessions
Date
02/22/2022
Session Time
01:00 PM - 02:15 PM
Room

Hall D

Lecture Time
01:40 PM - 02:15 PM