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Kan-chane Gunawardena RIBA

Doctoral student with the Behaviour and Building Performance Group (BBP) at the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies

Climate change

Urban climate studies

Heat island effect

Green infrastructure

Urban cultivation

Surface greening strategies

Vertical greening

Living walls

Plant science


Key Publications

Gunawardena, K. R., & Kershaw, T. (2016). Green and blue-space significance to urban heat island mitigation. In S. Emmit & K. Adeyeye, eds., Integrated Design International Conference (ID@50), Bath: University of Bath.

Gunawardena, K. R., & Kershaw, T. (2017). Urban climate influence on building energy use. In M. P. Burlando, Massimiliano; Canepa, Maria; Magliocco, Adriano; Perini, Katia, Repetto, ed., International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality URBAN-CEQ, Genoa: Genoa University Press, pp. 175–84.

Gunawardena, K. R., Mccullen, N., & Kershaw, T. (2017a). Heat island influence on space-conditioning loads of urban and suburban office buildings. In Cities and Climate Conference 2017, Potsdam: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, pp. 1–13.

Gunawardena, K. R., Wells, M. J., & Kershaw, T. (2017b). Utilising green and bluespace to mitigate urban heat island intensity. Science of the Total Environment, 584–585, 1040–1055.