Airflow in Urban Environment: an Approach to Improve Egyptian Buildings Regulations

Elbadri, Rana and Abdel-Salam, Hassan and Fikry, Mohamed (2023) Airflow in Urban Environment: an Approach to Improve Egyptian Buildings Regulations. LET IT GROW, LET US PLAN, LET IT GROW. Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Resilient Smart Green and Blue Cities. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2023, 28th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 25-35. ISSN 2521-3938

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Rapid urbanization among many factors contribute to elevate air temperature inside city’s urban fabric that causes urban human discomfort. Natural ventilation in urban canyons is one of the measures that can limit that effect and minimize the air temperature of urban areas. Benefits range from pedestrian comfort in the urban environment, to efficiency of natural ventilation systems in urban streets. Studies have covered different urban forms and their impact on pedestrian comfort, others have investigated the role of built-up density on pollutants dispersion, some have studied the role of urban configurations on natural ventilation in buildings, while some studied different physical characteristics which also affect the urban heat island. What is yet to be defined is the effect of those physical characteristics on shaping the building regulations, especially in Egypt, and their efficiency regarding natural ventilation systems in urban canyons to eliminate the raised temperature. Spreading green architecture in Egypt requires reshaping current legislation and codes, starting by revising the existing local building laws and regulations. The aim of this work is to assess and analyse the main building code in Egypt by studying and analysing theories on natural ventilation and its physical characteristics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: building regulations, urban canyon, pedestrian comfort, natural ventilation, urbanisation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2023 11:18
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2023 17:38

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