Adoption Of A Performance Evaluation Technique For The Development Of A Framework For The Climatic Responsive Urban Design (Crud)

“The incessant rise in global temperature and environmental degradation is a serious trial to humanity. In the past, the issue mandated an elucidating account of the melting icecaps, depletion of the ozone layer, the concentration of greenhouse gases, the devastation of the ecosystem, and so on but, unfortunately, it no longer demands a dialectic arguing as every commoner has started to witness their world burn and to experience gasping in the suffocating ether. The situation is even worse in urban sprawls where population explosion and migration fever add more fuel to the fire.

While we are striving to redeem our actions, the protracted struggle would require many adjustments on our part. The intellectual resources at our disposal today are the results of investigations mainly based on field measurements of various parameters such as wind and heat distribution in complex urban micro-climate. Although they present a grave picture of the contemporary situation, they fail to provide any solution in the form of an alternative arrangement.

The proposed study primarily focuses on the development of a framework for the climate responsive urban design (CRUD) that will be a guide to find the most optimal orientations of streets considering solar gain and wind directions. The performance evaluation will be based on the computer-aided simulation of various urban layout, street geometry and orientation, while the performance criteria is their environmental impact on the built environment (i.e., energy load of built environment).”

DR. SALMA SHERBAZ
CGP 01-135
Assistant Professor
Research Centre for Modeling and Simulation (RCMS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad
12 months
Rs. 1,008,370/-
Dr. Humera Mughal