Urban micro-climate in the City of Fez, Morocco

Hans Rosenlund, Erik Johansson, Karin Grundström, Mohamed El-Kortbi, Mohamed Mraissi

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The proportion of the world’s population living in urban areas is constantly increasing. Different urban shapes result in different microclimates. The way cities are planned and built is therefore important for the global energy use. This study presents results from measurements of street climate in the city of Fez, Morocco, in contrasting traditional and modern housing areas, each with its own problems and qualities. Air temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity were measured in the two types of housing area, during both hot and cold seasons. These preliminary results confirm the night-time heat island phenomenon, while during the day the two areas show different behaviour. Further studies aim at recommendations on how to plan and build new housing areas in the region, to increase urban and indoor thermal comfort
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArchitecture City Environment: Proceedings of PLEA 2000, Cambridge, UK 2-5 July 2000
EditorsKoen Steemers, Simos Yannas
PublisherJames & James
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1 902916 16 6
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventArchitecture, City, Environment - 17th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2000 Jul 3 → …


ConferenceArchitecture, City, Environment - 17th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period2000/07/03 → …

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Architecture


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