Moderate physical activity, such as walking and biking, positively affects physical and mental health. Outdoor thermal comfort is an important prerequisite for incentivizing an active lifestyle. Thus, extreme heat poses significant challenges for people who are outdoors by choice or necessity. The type and qualities of built infrastructure determine the intensity and duration of individual exposure to heat. As cities globally are shifting priorities towards non-motorized and public transit travel, more residents are expected to experience the city on their feet.
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- urban planning
- Environmental Studies
- Heat Mitigation
- outdoor thermal comfort
- public transit infrastructure
- urban design
- Heat--Physiological effect--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Human comfort--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Human comfort
- Urban transportation--Arizona--Phoenix.
- Urban transportation
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2019Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-130)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Sustainability