oa Stads- en Streeksbeplanning = Town and Regional Planning - The influence of buildings on ground level wind conditions

Volume 1992, Issue 32
  • ISSN : 1012-280X



Changes in the morphology of modern cities with the increasing incidence of high rise construction, have significantly altered the built environment and its microclimate. In fact in many cases the presence of tall buildings has created what may be regarded as inhospitable micro-environments and even at times dangerous ground level wind conditions. As a result an acceptable wind environment in outdoor public areas, has become a major consideration for new building complexes, as too remedial steps which may also become necessary in existing problem areas.

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