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    Author(s): Edward Arens; Donald Ballanti
    Date: 1977
    Source: In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 115-129
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    The outdoor comfort of pedestrians has been neglected by architects and planners because of difficulties in determining comfortable and uncomfortable climatic conditions and predicting the climatic characteristics of a planned urban site. Available information on comfort in a cold environment is summarized. The mechanical effects of wind on comfort are better understood than the thermal effects of climate and have proved to be practical criteria for assessing pedestrian comfort in designs. Climatic-prediction techniques and a procedure for determining the probability of discomfort on a proposed site are described.

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    Arens, Edward; Ballanti, Donald. 1977. Outdoor comfort of pedestrians in cities. In: Heisler, Gordon M.; Herrington, Lee P., eds. Proceedings of the conference on metropolitan physical environment; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-25. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 115-129

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