Boyko, Christopher and Cooper, Rachel (2012) High Dwelling Density as Sustainability Solution in Lancaster. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Engineering Sustainability, 165 (ES1). pp. 81-88. ISSN 1478-4629Full text not available from this repository.
Dwelling density is a tool used to predict, describe and control land use. Through policy guidance, targets are created that promote efficient use of land, reduce the operation of private transportation and increase mixed use. However, decision makers often are unsure how these targets translate into practice at the site scale and how sustainability is impacted. This paper examines one such site in Lancaster, in the northwest of the UK – Luneside East. Local authority policy on dwelling density, both at the site and local scale, is outlined. A sustainability solution (i.e. an action taken today in the name of sustainability) and intended benefit are taken from the policy (i.e. high dwelling density to improve efficiency of land use) and analysed using a futures methodology to understand whether the solution is resilient to whatever the future holds. The analysis is discussed alongside other sustainability issues and solutions.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Engineering Sustainability|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Buildings ; Structures and design ; Site investigation ; Urban regeneration|
|Subjects:||N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration|
|Departments:||Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts|
|Deposited On:||27 Mar 2012 16:29|
|Last Modified:||09 Apr 2014 23:16|
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