ActivitiesAssociate Professor Kyosuke Hiyama of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering wins the Japan Association for Wind Engineering’s Publication Award!! 2013.06.17
Associate Professor Kyosuke Hiyama of Perceptual Sciences and Design Engineering, the Graduate School of Science and Engineering has won the Japan Association for Wind Engineering’s Publication Award. Associate Professor Hiyama edited and contributed to a book entitled “Ventilating Cities – Air-flow Criteria for Healthy and Comfortable Urban Living,” which summarized research results related to the weak-wind environments in cities. The book was published by Springer in 2012. The award was given in recognition of the book’s significant contribution to the development of wind engineering. The book considers the state of the wind environments in urban areas, which are where more than half of the world’s population lives. It starts by explaining the heat island effect, air pollution issues and human comfort, all of which are related to an urban environment that can be described as having the wind environment as one of its elements, and proposes a wind environment which will make urban environments comfortable and ways to think about urban city planning with a view to achieve such an environment. The information the book provides has received high for also being helpful to the development of urban cities where sustainability is desired but there are also concerns over overcrowding.