A thermal walk is a procedure used to map the hot spots and is an effective method for professionals such as urban planners as well to explore and understand how greenery, space, and water affect human thermal comfort.

Guidance is given on how to conduct this, walking a route recording :

  • the characteristics of each site ¬†(shade pattern building geometry and greenery for example);
  • asking those taking part their ¬†thermal experience in different places (for example by using a questionnaire);
  • recording the temperature using a thermal imaging camera to demonstrate the differences in temperature of environmental materials.