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Jonathan Fox

Lecturer
Research Cluster Staff, Smart Cities
Building: 
Red Centre
Phone: 
0408 022 788
Bio: 

In collaboration with the CRC for Low Carbon Living, Jonathan is working on the development of a GIS-based application to classify and predict the thermal effects of building facades on outdoor microclimate. As cities become denser (and buildings taller) the significance of facades in surface-atmosphere interactions increases. Geometric and material characteristics of facades strongly influence pedestrian thermal comfort, canyon energy budgets and building energy performance. The novel predictive model will equip decision makers – planners, architects and government agencies – with quantitative information about the microclimate effects of building design.

Teaching & Supervision: 

In 2018, Jonathan participated in the following teaching activities:

ARCH1361 - Architecture and the Environment 2 - Lecturer (thermal comfort)

ARCH7202 - Major Design Studio - Course Convenor

ARCH7219 - Graduation Exhibition - Course Convenor

BEIL6009 - Integrated Building Design (Summer Intensive Jan 2019) - Course Convenor and Lecturer

 

Engagement: 

2019

Panel member, Sustainable Suburbs: Designing Thermal Comfort, NSW Museum of Applied Art and Science (MAAS) event, 10 March 2019.

2018

ABC New Radio, Western Sydney’s urban heat island, podcast and web article, 1 March 2018. http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-signal/why-are-australian-cities-getting-so-hot/9494774

2017

Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February 2017, on-line and print article, on microclimate, thermal comfort and urban heat. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-how-urbanisation-creates-hot-microclimates-in-our-suburbs-20170209-gu9b02.html

2016 and earlier

The Conversation, 21 April 2016, “Building cool cities for a cool future”, on microclimate and urban heat mitigation. Co-author. https://theconversation.com/building-cool-cities-for-a-hot-future-57489

Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st November 2015, video and print article, on microclimate, thermal comfort and urban heat. http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/blowing-hot-or-cool-depends-on-where-youre-at-says-urban-microclimate-expert-20151120-gl3xa0.html

Publications:
Book Chapters

Fox J; Osmond P; Peters A, 2019, 'The effect of building facades on outdoor microclimates - reflectance recovery from terrestrial multispectral images using a robust empirical line method', in Zinzi M; Santamouris M (ed.), Urban Overheating - Progress on Mitigation Science and Engineering Applications

Journal articles

Fox J; Osmond P; Peters A, 2018, 'The effect of building facades on outdoor microclimate-Reflectance recovery from terrestrial multispectral images using a robust empirical line method', Climate, vol. 6, 10.3390/cli6030056

Conference Papers

Fox J; De Pooter N, 2017, 'The Effect of Building Facades on Outdoor Microclimate -Dependence Model Development Using Terrestrial Thermography and Multivariate Analysis', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1326-1334, 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.295

Fox JL, 2014, 'The Effect of Facades on Outdoor Microclimate: A Review', in Muscio A (ed.), The Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Venice, presented at Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat island, Venice, 13 - 15 October 2014, http://www.ic2uhi.unimore.it/

Reports

Prasad DK; Lan D; Yenneti K; William C; Fox J; Ding L; Fan H; Craft W; Sanchez A; Li X, 2018, Guidelines for Sustainable Cities and Communities in China, UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya, DTI/2207/PA, https://resourceefficientcities.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Guidelines-for-Sustainable-Cities-and-Communities-in-China.pdf

Creative Written Works

Osmond PW; Fox J, 2016, Building cool cities for a hot future, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/building-cool-cities-for-a-hot-future-57489