Applying RS and GIS to Study the Impacts of Urban Regeneration on Thermal Environment in Built-Up Areas : A Case Study of Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOMPUTING IN CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING
Subtitle of host publicationPROCEEDINGS OF THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING IN CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING
EditorsR. Raymond Issa, Ian Flood
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
Pages593-600
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413616
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Conference

Title2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
PlaceUnited States
CityOrlando
Period23 - 25 June 2014

Abstract

Land use/Land cover (LULC) change is one of the key reasons for the Urban Heat Island (UHI) dynamic. Previous studies focused on the relationship of urban sprawl and emergence of UHI; but, less attention was paid to how urban regeneration progress influences the thermal environment in built-up regions. In this paper, a comparative study of Kowloon, Kuwn Tong and Kwai Tsing was conducted on the LULC and Urban Heat Island Intensity (UHII) in 2000 and 2010. The study investigated the effect of urban regeneration progress on thermal behavior of the built-up environment. Landsat 7 ETM+ data was used to retrieve the UHII of the two periods in the study area. A spatial quantitative analysis was made through the integration of Remote Sensing (RS) and the Geographical Information System (GIS) analysis tool. The results presented an evident enhancement of UHI in Kowloon East within the 10 years of urban development. The study results provides reference to optimize the master plan of Kowloon East and contribute to the innovative thinking in applying scientific methods to support the decision-making in urban regeneration schemes to avoid environmental issues that the urban regeneration process may bring about.

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Applying RS and GIS to Study the Impacts of Urban Regeneration on Thermal Environment in Built-Up Areas : A Case Study of Kowloon, Hong Kong. / Tsou, Jin Yeu; Chao, Ming Chun; Li, Xiang; Chen, Ke.

COMPUTING IN CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTING IN CIVIL AND BUILDING ENGINEERING. ed. / R. Raymond Issa; Ian Flood. American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014. p. 593-600.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)