Climatic and Bioclimatic Assessment of the Compact City Urban Morphology – A Case Study of Melbourne 2030
(2007 – current)
This PhD aims to identify the implications of the proposed increase in residential densities as outlined in the Melbourne 2030 strategic plan on the human thermal environment. In addition, the study focuses on the potential implications of transforming current urban morphologies into a compact city urban morphology, discussed within the Melbourne 2030 strategic plan, upon the human thermal comfort of the residents. The project also comprises technical analysis is terms of the capacity of urban microclimatic models, such as ENVI-met, for the accurate measurement of microclimatic conditions and the outdoor human thermal comfort in an urbanised area. This project is undertaken with supervision from the School of Geography and Environmental Science.