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Modelling the effect of tree-shading on summer indoor and outdoor thermal condition of two similar buildings in a Nigerian university
Abstract Using field measurement and numerical simulation techniques, this study assessed the impact of tree-shading on indoor and outdoor summer thermal conditions of two similar buildings at theExpand
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Effect of tree-shading on energy demand of two similar buildings
Abstract This study investigates the effect of tree-shading on energy demand in two similar buildings. Outdoor and indoor air temperature was measured simultaneously for a period of 6 months. FiveExpand
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Shelter and the future African city
There is a high rate of urbanization in Africa. The traditional rural based society is fast disappearing while the urban areas are experiencing explosion in population and increase in territorialExpand
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Comparing the effect of trees on thermal conditions of two typical urban buildings
Abstract An experimental investigation was carried out to determine the effect of trees on buildings' micro-climate. Parameters of thermal conditions were measured between September 2010 and FebruaryExpand
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Green infrastructure in informal unplanned settlements: the case of Kya Sands, Johannesburg
ABSTRACT In urban areas, green spaces and natural ecosystems can be a source of benefits to different socio-economic classes of residents, including those within unplanned informal settlements. UsingExpand
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Developing Green Infrastructure in a Johannesburg Informal Settlement: Investigating Residents’ Willingness to Pay☆
Abstract Green spaces in relation to low-income informal settlements are critical to sustainable and equitable urban futures. This paper considers the development of green spaces in an informalExpand
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Residents’ relationship with green infrastructure in Cosmo City, Johannesburg
Abstract Scholars have expressed concerns about environmental sustainability in low-income housing development in South Africa in terms of the poor households’ relationship with, access to andExpand
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Green infrastructure in relation to informal urban settlements
Green infrastructure plays a critical role in environmentally sustainable urbanization in developing countries. Based on a review of academic outputs, this paper explores green infrastructure in theExpand
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Review of economic and environmental benefits of earthen materials for housing in Africa
Abstract Solutions to housing problems must deal with the issue of building materials – especially advancing those which lower construction cost and costs to the environment. This paper aggregatesExpand
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