Architecture, Building and Planning - Theses
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One of our neighbours is using too much electricity: demand management in urban energy commons
The World was forewarned 46 years ago that single technological interventions to curb emissions and other human impacts on the environment would in fact not work on their own and may well make things worse (Meadows et al. ...
The Bakhtyaris’ black tent and its environmental behaviour
The Bakhtyari is one of the most important tribes in Iran, with a rich culture, which have lived a traditional lifestyle in the middle of the Zagros Mountains for centuries. While there has been a lot written about the ...
Clear, hold and build - conditions and practices characterising construction in conflict and post-conflict settings
The study addresses construction in the context of increased political instability and violence that characterise conflict and post-conflict settings. Effects of political instability and violence upon conditions surrounding ...
Using SNAMUTS to plan for change: the place for accessibility modelling in strategic planning processes for urban transitions
Advances in 'big data' technologies over the past few years have allowed the creation of new software for modelling accessibility outcomes in metropolitan areas. One such Accessibility Indicator is SNAMUTS (Spatial Network ...
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 ...