Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2020, Vol. 2020 ›› Issue (3): 129-147.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.201941004

• Urban and Regional Science • Previous Articles    

A microclimatic impact analysis on multi-dimensional indicators of urban road fabric: Empirical research on Shanghai

JIANG Yunfang1,2, HAN Xuemei1,2, SHI Tiemao3, SONG Danran1,2   

  1. 1. School of Urban and Regional Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China;
    2. The Center for Modern Chinese City Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China;
    3. Institute of Spatial Planning and Design, Shenyang Jianzhu University, Shenyang 110168, China
  • Received:2019-01-15 Published:2020-05-22

Abstract: Different historical backgrounds and planning ideas result in different road fabrics for a city. Road fabric patterns affect urban microclimate factors and form a unique local microclimate. In this paper, we studied the road fabric of four “city” areas in Shanghai (i.e., the old downtown area, Gubei international community, Anting new town, and new Jiangwan town) by simulating the microclimate of the four research areas using ENVI-met4.3 software; we then used the data to compare the microclimate status of urban fabric at the medium and micro levels. At the medium level, the relationship between width, orientation, spacing, connectivity, and the climate environment was analyzed. At the micro level, the effects of Near-line Rate, Height to Wide ratio (H/W) and Sky View Factor (SVF) on the distribution characteristics of microclimate factors in roads were analyzed. The comparative analysis of microclimate characteristics at the “city” scale provides useful insights for urban climate adaptability in urban design projects and spatial morphology optimization in future urbanization development.

Key words: urban road fabric, microclimate, road morphological index, ENVI-met

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