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Heat-mitigation strategies in tropical climates: Collaborating with Singapore

Grant number: 23/14825-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 12, 2024
Effective date (End): March 11, 2024
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Evandro Ziggiatti Monteiro
Grantee:Heloisa de Sousa Ferrarezi
Supervisor: Rudi Stouffs
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Civil, Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore  
Associated to the scholarship:23/01183-3 - Urban Morphology and Comfort, BP.IC

Abstract

Cities in tropical climates will be the most affected by the warming caused by climate change and the effects of urban heat island intensification. Nevertheless, the main studies in the field of outdoor thermal comfort have been carried out in countries with temperate climates, there being a gap in research related to heat mitigation strategies in tropical climates. In the context of the tropical belt, studies are focused on Southeast Asian countries, such as Singapore. Due to the significant warming that Singapore has experienced, in the last decades the country has been researching and implementing solutions to combat the urban heat island effect through programs that involve local universities and bring experts from different parts of the world. Through exploratory activities, this research internship abroad aims to identify heat-mitigation strategies that can be incorporated into proposals for knowledge-based urban developments, aligned with the goals of sustainable development. Collaboration with researchers with extensive expertise at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be essential for developing proposals that encompass the most suitable and current solutions in terms of outdoor thermal comfort.

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