WIT Press


The Energy Transect; Including Sustainability Issues In Urban Morphology Analyses

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ARC120171

Volume

165

Pages

11

Page Range

183 - 193

Published

2013

Size

1,844 kb

Author(s)

E. Troglio, T. Haas, T. Martschenko & S. Pagluila

Abstract

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. Keywords: urban planning, morphology, transect, energy, existing buildings, land use, typology.

Keywords

urban planning, morphology, transect, energy, existing buildings, land use, typology