Evaluation of outdoor thermal comfort in urban transformations of Novi Sad (Serbia)
The automated calculation method for the outdoor thermal comfort calculation at different locations at street level is presented in Novi Sad (Serbia), as an example. With this automated calculation procedure - past, present and future state of the thermal environment in the urban transformations was calculated and compared. Our calculations are based on the usage of Grasshoppers program in which the algorithm was created and Universal Thermal Climate Index (UTCI) was calculated. This new approach provides faster acquisition of the results, detailed options for parameters input and numerous options for the graphical representation of the results. Application of this procedure can provide significant insight into the changes of the thermal environment as a consequence of urbanization that have to be taken into account in order to provide a lively urban environment for its residents.