Influence of the urban vegetation on thermal dissipation and gaseous pollutants

  • Teresa Milagros Defilippi Shinzato ‘Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima
  • Alexis Dueñas National Agrarian University 'La Molina', Lima
  • Julián Ccasani 'Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima
  • Vanessa García ‘Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima
  • Gianinna Morales North Private University, Lima
Keywords: urban resilience, environmental dissipation, environmental services, urban vegetation


In the urban environment, resilience is a result of the shocks caused by pollution, noise and changes in land usage, through the process of ‘artificialization’, typical of the process of building a city. Since the city is unthinkable without natural elements, therefore, it is important to study the tolerance to the ‘denaturalization’ urban system. The main objective of the article is to determine the benefits of urban vegetation on thermal dissipation and gaseous pollutants. From studies carried out in 13 parks located in Lima (Peru), from four monitoring stations (with or without vegetation), temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and gaseous pollutants  are measured. The outcomes show significant differences on thermal dissipation and relative humidity, allowing to confirm that urban vegetation plays an important role in reaching increasingly sustainable levels at city scale.

Author Biographies

Teresa Milagros Defilippi Shinzato, ‘Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima

Architect and MSc, she is Full Professor at the Department of Architecture. Member of the Research Institute at the Architecture Faculty, she carried out bioclimatic architectural courses, studies and consultancy for public and government agencies in the environmental field.

Alexis Dueñas, National Agrarian University 'La Molina', Lima

Engineer and PhD, he is a Full Professor at the National Agrarian University La Molina, and Assistant Professor. Member of the Peruvian Ecology Life Cycle Assessment Network (PELCAN), he carried out the environmental impact assessment and ecological economy and sustainable courses, studies and consultancy for public and government agencies.

Julián Ccasani, 'Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima

Engineer and MSc, he is a Full Professor at the Department of Agroindustry Engendering. Member of the Research and Innovation Institute at the Manufacturing and System Faculty, he carried out planning and programming process courses, studies and consultancy for public and government agencies.

Vanessa García, ‘Federico Villarreal’ National University, Lima

Engineer, she is Full Professor at the Department of Agroindustry Engendering. Member of the Research and Innovation Institute at the Manufacturing and System Faculty, she carried out auditor senior in quality consultancy, and consultancy for public agencies.

Gianinna Morales, North Private University, Lima

She is an Assistance Teaching Practice at the Department of Architecture. Member of the Teaching Staff of the Architectural Faculty.


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How to Cite
Defilippi Shinzato, T. M., Dueñas, A., Ccasani, J., García, V. and Morales, G. (2019) “Influence of the urban vegetation on thermal dissipation and gaseous pollutants”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 6(online), pp. 162-169. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/6152019.
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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