Architecture, Building and Planning - Theses
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Creative arts space in Hong Kong: three tales through the lens of cultural capital
The fact that culture and creativity are often instrumentalised in urban regeneration and/or development points to a pragmatic relationship between culture and the city. Hong Kong, like many post-colonial and post-industrial ...
The energy business system: transformation, social innovation & disruptive smart grid business models
A radical shift from a high- to a low-carbon energy system is not occurring at the speed required to address climate change. One reason for this, is that conventional energy firms are locked into producing shareholder ...
An urban environmental history of Melbourne's watercourses
This thesis interrogates and develops an urban environmental history of a network of urban watercourses. It achieves this by using the main rivers and tributaries of the city and suburban regions of Melbourne, Australia ...
The role of social and built environments in supporting older adults´ social interaction
The social and built environments at the neighbourhood level have been linked to older adults´ neighbourhood social interaction which, in turn, contributes towards ageing-in-place, wellbeing, and quality of life (QoL). ...
An exploration of computational approaches to support systematic innovation in architectural design
Design can be broadly defined as an activity aimed at transforming an existing condition into a desired one (Simon, 1969), via the generation of things—artefacts—that display new physical order (Alexander, 1964). Design ...
Regional woven distribution: A resource and needs based building strategy for the remote Northeast Arnhem Land region of Australia
This thesis argues that, when reconsidered strategically, construction in remote Indigenous Northeast Arnhem Land can better meet identified needs, contribute to socio-economic networks and support territorially widespread ...
Just adaptation at resource frontiers: climate and empowerment in post-Soviet northern Russia
Despite an emerging interest in integrating climate policy and development goals, little is known about the potential synergies and trade-offs in resource extraction regions, particularly for Indigenous and rural communities ...
Urban cultural ecosystem service flows: a model connecting providers of multiple services and users of urban green spaces
Urban cultural ecosystem service flows are the values and benefits perceived by visitors from using urban green spaces. Usage and real experience become critical because physical interaction with nature can bring numerous ...
Smart silver towns: prospects and challenges
Korea is facing challenges related to the rapid increase in the aging population combined with minus population growth, and the country is projected to be an aged society within a few years. Further, there has been remarkable ...
Design and construction interfaces: the pneumatic erection of gridshells
The evolution of design and construction methods for lightweight structures historically feature patterns and similarities; elastic gridshells make no exception. Gridshells make efficient use of small sections of material ...