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E-Perspective 6 August 2010, College Of Architecture And Design Aug 2010

E-Perspective 6 August 2010, College Of Architecture And Design

E-Perspective

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Rethinking Greenways Design In Context Of Sustainable Development: Towards Landscape Synergism, Archana Sharma Jul 2010

Rethinking Greenways Design In Context Of Sustainable Development: Towards Landscape Synergism, Archana Sharma

Architecture Publications and Other Works

Greenways design and planning has been largely framed as a multi-functional, multi-objective approach to address socio-cultural and ecological concerns (Fabos,2004; Hough 2004, Steiner, 2002; Fabos, 1995, Ahern, 1995; Ndubisi, 1995; Forman,1995). Social well-being, identity and memory have been predominant socio-cultural concerns while biodiversity preservation and natural resources conservation have been key ecological concerns. These concerns have now been superseded by the more urgent concerns of sustainable development such as availability of energy resources, both food and fuel. Whether and how the design and practice of greenways meets these sustainable development challenges is the primary question raised through this ...


E-Perspective 4 July 2010, College Of Architecture And Design Jul 2010

E-Perspective 4 July 2010, College Of Architecture And Design

E-Perspective

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E-Perspective 3 May 2010, College Of Architecture And Design May 2010

E-Perspective 3 May 2010, College Of Architecture And Design

E-Perspective

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E-Perspective 2 March 2010, College Of Architecture And Design Mar 2010

E-Perspective 2 March 2010, College Of Architecture And Design

E-Perspective

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E-Perspective 1 February 2010, College Of Architecture And Design Feb 2010

E-Perspective 1 February 2010, College Of Architecture And Design

E-Perspective

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Contemporary Practices In Sustainable Design: Appraisal And Articulation Of Emerging Trend, Archana Sharma Jan 2010

Contemporary Practices In Sustainable Design: Appraisal And Articulation Of Emerging Trend, Archana Sharma

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Sustainable design is a phrase commonly used in the realms of design practice and yet the definition of the same remains quite fuzzy, thus providing the motivation for this research. The paper looks at contemporary sustainable design practices in the area of architecture design, building construction and landscape architecture. The objective is to understand what the term “sustainable design” really means as used in practice and what strategies are being employed towards the goal of sustainable development. The practices are assessed for their empathies as per the currently defined social, ecological, economical well-being goals of sustainable development. The paper concludes ...


Greenways As Instrument Of Landscape Synergism_Chinese Translation, Archana Sharma, Hui-Cheng Zhong Jan 2010

Greenways As Instrument Of Landscape Synergism_Chinese Translation, Archana Sharma, Hui-Cheng Zhong

Architecture Publications and Other Works

This paper explores whether and how the design and practice of greenways meets the sustainable development needs of food and fuel. It outlines three predominant design typologies of greenways: connector design, containment design and composite network design. It also advocates for composite network design typology of greenways for its scalar versatility enabling neighbourhood to city level applications and illustrates the sustainable development outcomes related to socio-cultural, ecological and economic wellbeing as generated through green network design at neighbourhood scale, and. It articulates greenways as synergistic landscapes that create harmony amongst the urban system with broader biophysical system. Essentially, the paper ...


Daylighting And Urban Form: An Urban Fabric Of Light, Mark Dekay Jan 2010

Daylighting And Urban Form: An Urban Fabric Of Light, Mark Dekay

Architecture Publications and Other Works

This article attempts to answer the question, "What would the form of the city be like if we were to take seriously the provision of daylight to all buildings?" Previous work by this author reviewed existing daylight planning tools and found that they do not assure a predictable level of daylight. Previous work also identified an empirical relationship between daylight levels inside buildings and the street canyon ratios--the Daylight Access Rule--as an objective basis for establishing development guidelines. This study identifies the important parameters available to designers and regulators that are necessary for urban daylighting. The results of the ...