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Urban river reserve potentials as passive cooling strategies

Omar, Siti Rahmah and Sohaili, Johan and Abd Rahman, Nur Hidayah and Mohd, Norhazren Izatie (2018) Urban river reserve potentials as passive cooling strategies. In: International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (ICCEE 2018), 2nd-5th Oct. 2018, Kuala Lumpur.

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In Malaysia, urban riparian refers to river reserve that reflects green space. As surviving greenery space amidst concrete jungle, urban riparian is essential for safe-keeping the river health, the surrounding environment, and the well-being of urbanites. The existing developments found by the Malaysian riversides are already in place prior to river reserves establishment, thus constricting expansion and synchronisation due to its guidelines applied in isolation within several elated agencies. Prior studies have highlighted the potential of riparian vegetation as a viable method that lowers the temperature within urban space. Hence, this paper probes into the potential of river reserve as a passive cooling strategy by determining the vegetation technical requirements from the light of urban river physical planning and design guidelines in Malaysia. Thus, this study outlines the possibility of integration by comparing vegetation requirements for river buffer with vegetation function and ability in altering radiation, as well as heat transfer, through physical attributes. By focusing on vegetation physical structure, the riparian area can attain multiple functions and benefits. Thus, this finding serves as a basis for integration of passive cooling strategies with vegetation requirements for urban river reserve, and for further studies that investigate other essential physical attributes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8577/67114
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban River Reserve, Passive Cooling, Content Analysis
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Languages and Management
Depositing User: Dr. Nur Hidayah Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 12:21
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 12:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/67114

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