Zhiting Chen

Zhiting is a PhD candidate in the Public Housing and Urban Regeneration Research Programme.

Climate change induced indoor overheating has become a major challenge in ensuring safe, healthy, and resilient indoor environments, particularly in previously unaffected countries with inadequate cooling provisions in conventional housing thermal designs. Indoor overheating can exacerbate housing disparities, with consequent impacts on health inequities and energy poverty. Indoor thermal environment is closely linked to housing quality and thermal performance, and tenants can be disproportionately exposed to the indoor overheating risks while having limited capacity to adopt cooling strategies.

In this mixed-methods PhD research Zhiting aims to explore the condition of summertime indoor overheating and its impacts on public housing tenants' health and wellbeing.

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