The Energy Transect; Including Sustainability Issues In Urban Morphology Analyses
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E. Troglio, T. Haas, T. Martschenko & S. Pagluila
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.
urban planning, morphology, transect, energy, existing buildings, land use, typology