With rapid urbanization and climate change, urban physical environment and energy demand are drawing greater attention. This paper conducts an empirical study on the new urban core zone of Jinan, China. Under the greater background of replacing old growth drivers with new ones, as the capital of Shandong Province, Jinan constructs a Prior Zone in this regard. This core zone occupies an area of 13km2 and will be built into a people-oriented green new town. In the urban design process, the author conducts a simulation analysis on urban physical environment and proposes optimization suggestions on urban design based on analysis results to eventually ensure construction of a new green and habitable urban area.
Keywords Wind environment, thermal environment, light environment, computational simulation