Please note that this Research Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [4 November, 2020 (Wednesday), 13:00 p.m.]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
ZOOM Meeting: https://hku.zoom.us/j/98508722654 / Meeting ID: 98508722654
This talk introduces a research project with Pingshan as the main object of study. Pingshan is a newly developed satellite district in the eastern part of Shenzhen. Due to the integration with the landscape, it is planned to be a healthy living and working district with good ecological balance. However, the quality of air, especially in the newly built residential area, has not been investigated. The project focuses on the relationship between urban morphology and air quality in three housing estates located in the urban fringe, city center, and industrial area, respectively (Fig. 1). This research employs monitoring equipment, a long-term satellite-based vegetation index, and computer modeling to analyze the negative (oxygen) ion and PM2.5. The study reveals the impacts of the location and configuration of urban form on the concentration of negative (oxygen) ion and of pollutants on spatial variation.
About the Speaker
Dr. Beisi JIA, Associate Professor in Architecture, the University of Hong Kong. Since January 1996, he has been teaching and once coordinating design studios in BAAS and M Arch programs. He taught/teaching History of Chinese Architecture, Seminars for Architectural Research Students and Housing in Urban development. He completed several research projects in housing adaptability and housing sustainable development based in China and Hong Kong. He published four books and papers in international and/or national journals including Open House International, Landscape Research, and Habitat International. He is in editor board of 《新建筑》(New Architecture), Open House International, and the co-editor of book series 《筑·美》（Art in Architecture).
Ms. Sibei LIU is a year-4 PhD Candidate in the Department of Architecture. Her research interests lie in the urban morphology, walking behaviors and pedestrian patterns of 3D volumetric, high-density and high-rise city. She also has teaching assistant experience in city history, and she is now the president of the Student Chapter of International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) in HKU.
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