Temperature Comfort, Recreation and Historical Features in Open Spaces; the Path of Remembrance and Comradeship (PATH) in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Alenka Fikfak (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture)
Miha Konjar (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture)
Janez Peter Grom (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture)
Saja Kosanovic (University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Architecture)
Martina Zbašnik-Senegačnik (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture)

Article ID: 1291


The built environment has a great impact on the quality of urban climate, a comfortable living environment, overheating, and detection of changes in Urban Heat Islands (UHI). Despite the effects that raised outdoor temperatures have on human well-being and health, being in open outdoor spaces is strongly encouraged. This article deals with open green urban areas. The study was focused on searching for the relationships between the various elements, such us outdoor thermal comfort, the urban heat island, green areas, and active leisure time. The well-being in open spaces has be studied on the case of The Path of Remembrance and Comradeship (PATH) in the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia. PATH is a circular recreation ground (almost 33 km long) and passes from the urban to the natural landscape area. PATH constitutes an important element of the urban space and confirms the identity and image of Ljubljana. It is most popular for walking and jogging.

Overheating at the PATH was studied using multiple indicators, which were broken down into detail at five sites with different urban morphology, green areas, water, and paved areas.


UHI; Recreational area; Open spaces; Urban morphology; Green areas

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