The Impact of Urban microclimates on Environmental Comfort in Public open spaces (Case study: Fields at the end of Vakilabad, Mashhad)

Document Type : Original Article


1 MA in Urban Design, Urbanism Department, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Urbanism Department, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.


The quality of designing public open spaces as a resort for leisure has an important role in the satisfaction of individuals. Feelings of pleasure and satisfaction will occur when a person has reached a relative level of physical and mental (environmental comfort) and is free from constraints. Also, one of the factors of satisfaction is environmental comfort due to climatic hierarchy. However, urban microclimate is one of the factors that is needed to design urban spaces and public open spaces in order to achieve environmental comfort and satisfaction. Therefore, according to the above, the purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of microclimates on environmental comfort in a space with tourism potential in the fields at the end of Vakilabad in Mashhad. In this regard, the research methodology is based on the analytical method with the help of inferential statistics and analysis with Autodesk Revit software. Also, to achieve this goal, understanding, and recognition the factors of environmental comfort of tourists and the microclimates affecting it can be considered as a way to solve many obstacles in attracting tourists to this area, which will be addressed in this study.