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The London Clearances
In this article we look at the origins of London’s housing crisis and how it is being used to justify a policy of estate regeneration that is demolishing the homes of the communities they house. Our argument is that ...
Geopoetry: Greenwich Peninsula
This text, with the accompanying images projected, was performed at the conference on ³The Mediated City² held at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication on the Greenwich Peninsula, London, between April 1 and 3, ...
Low Cost Approach to Energy Efficient Buildings in Nigeria: A Review of Passive Design Options
Energy consumption in buildings accounts for approximately 45% of the world’s total energy consumption, leading to a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions. This has led to an increasing effort towards reducing ...
Comparison Study of Traditional and Contemporary Islamic Dwelling Design in Hot Climates, with Reference to Benghazi, Libya
In Benghazi, Libya, the rising population and increased housing demand has led to high energy consumption in order to provide comfortable conditions. These contemporary dwellings make use of outdoor open spaces and a high ...
Control of Daylight and Natural Ventilation in Traditional Architecture of Ghadames, Libya
Housing energy consumption accounts for almost 36% of total primary energy use in Libya of which cooling and lighting are the main source of demand. This study reviews passive control methods employed in traditional ...
Focus on lived spaces and Identity: the Paradigm of the urban design with residential high-rises in England
Residential high‐rises find more and more often their place in central parts of the big British cities. Due to intrinsic characteristics of the typology, they are bound to be observed, evaluated and discussed. Therefor the ...
Residential High-Rises and Meaningful Places: Missing Actions in the Isle of Dogs regeneration
Urban regeneration often includes residential high-rises as a way of optimum use of land. However, high-rises are in many cases connected to placelessness, this is not due to some intrinsic characteristic of the typology, ...
Green business models and organisational changes: Lessons from the UK construction sector
Green business models (GBMs) can support green growth because they are based on green value creation and capture with emphasis on clients role. However, GBMs require substantial investment and strong change capabilities. ...
Low-Middle Income Apartments in Urban Amman/Jordan: Energy Challenges and Motivations
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Community planning and urban design in contested places. Some insights from Belfast
(Taylor and Francis, 2016-04-19)
Although social conflict due to the presence of different groups divided by cultural, religious or ethnic issues plagues many contemporary cities, community and participatory planning methods still pay little attention to ...