The energy transect; including sustainability issues in urban morphology analyses
2012 (English)In: Eco-architecture IV: Harmonisation between architecture and nature, WIT Press, 2012, Vol. 165, 183-193 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
To tackle climate change, pollution and dwindling resources, we need to rethink our urban environment by identifying the most suitable morphological structures, with an optimized local (cradle-to-cradle) approach to energy and resources; towards economic feasibility and improved environmental quality. In this paper we propose integrating the Transect concept with the energy issues, to provide a flexible system for allocating building types, landscaping, energy systems, etc. so that they contribute to a symbiotic ecosystem. This Transect framework can include a juxtaposed toolbox that can be used collectively at the region, city, sector, neighborhood, and block/building scale.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WIT Press, 2012. Vol. 165, 183-193 p.
, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, ISSN 1743-3541
Energy, Existing buildings, Land use, Morphology, Transect, Typology, Urban planning, energy efficiency, environmental quality, sustainability, urban morphology
Other Environmental Engineering Architecture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-128953DOI: 10.2495/ARC120171ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871177715ISBN: 978-184564614-1OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-128953DiVA: diva2:650254
4th International Conference on Harmonisation between Architecture and Nature, ARC 2012; Kos; Greece; 5 September 2012 through 7 September 2012
QC 201309202013-09-202013-09-172013-09-20Bibliographically approved