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The Environmental Performance Of Temporary Urban Interventions: Technical Assessment Of Regeneration Initiatives In The City Centre Of São Paulo, With Focus On Thermal And Acoustic Performance

Temporary urbanism is an approach to reactivate urban spaces through short-term interventions in a range of urban contexts. In central São Paulo, the Luz and Santa Ifigênia neighbourhoods, characterized by deprivation of their physical environments and social structures, were the … Continue reading

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The Effect of Increasing Vegetation Cover on Energy Demand for Heating and Cooling Buildings in a Dense Mediterranean City

The study examines the effects of adding vegetation to a Tel Aviv neighbourhood on the microclimate, and subsequently on electricity consumption for heating and cooling. Computer simulation was employed to generate modified weather files that account for urban effects in different … Continue reading

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In memory of Professor Baruch Givoni (1920-2019)

The PLEA community is sad to know that Professor Baruch Givoni has passed away on the eve of his 110th birthday. “Sorry to hear the news of Prof. Baruch Givoni! ‘Man, Climate and Architecture’ was one of the most important … Continue reading

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Virtual Board Meeting in July 2020

PLEA Directors met online to discuss management issues on 24th July 2020 .

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State of the nation study on performance of new housing in the UK

A new report published by researchers at Oxford Brookes University has revealed for the first time a detailed national picture of the actual performance of new build homes through a detailed analysis of building performance evaluation projects. The report has … Continue reading

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Windsor 2020 Comfort Conference Proceedings available

The Proceedings on the 11th Windsor Conference on Thermal Comfort “Resilient Comfort” is now available on: www.windsorconference.com

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In Memory of Charlie Brown

“Prof Brown’s timeless book “Sun, Wind & Light” has been an inspiration since I was a student. I am still using his book today when I need to advise students, professionals and governments. The PLEA community will miss him deeply, … Continue reading

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Call for PLEA Small Research Project to PLEA Associates

The project should align with the objectives of PLEA. The deliverable(s) of the project should benefit the PLEA community – for example, a PLEA Note. From time to time, the PLEA Board may issue calls for proposals on a specific … Continue reading

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Next PLEA conference 2020 @ Spain

The next PLEA conference will be held at A Coruña in Spain on September 2020! Official website: https://www.plea2020.org/ Follow them:       

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Nimish Patel – An Obituary.

The architect Nimish Patel (1948 -2018) was a highly regarded champion of the value of traditional construction techniques and skills, combining innovation and conservation, to contemporary architecture. At the PLEA Conference in Ahmedabad in 2014 his outstanding contribution was recognised … Continue reading

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