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Read, S.A. (author), Lopes Gil, J.A. (author)
This paper reviews an idea of vital local high-street places with their walking spaces and economies founded in interfaces between neighbourhood and city (between walking and public transport/bicycle movement infrastructures). It then extends this idea to higher scales, considering interfaces between city and region, which have already been...
conference paper 2017
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Lindhult, Erik (author), Campillo, J. (author), Dahlquist, E. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
Transition towards becoming Energy smart city integrating different areas of energy production, distribution and use in a community requires a spectrum of capabilities. The paper reports on findings from the EU planning project PLEEC, involving six medium sized European cities. The purpose of the paper is to describe innovation capabilities and...
conference paper 2016
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Read, S.A. (author), Lindhult, Erik (author), Mashayekhi, A. (author)
Our present economy is high-energy and demand-intensive, demand met through the use of high energy yield fossil fuels. Energy efficiency and renewable energy sources are proposed as the solution and named the ‘twin pillars’ of sustainable energy policy. Increasing energy efficiencies are expected to reduce energy demand and fossil fuel use and...
journal article 2016
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Read, S.A. (author), Lindhult, Erik (author)
Transition of energy systems has been under-theorised. We have argued previously that energy efficiency as a strategy for fossil fuel replacement is inadequate as energy demand is not being reduced by efficiency alone. This paper is intended to elaborate further on the reasons. We require better answers to better questions about the nature of...
conference paper 2016
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journal article 2015
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Read, S.A. (author), Qu, L. (author), Sepulveda, D. (author)
conference paper 2014
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Read, S.A. (author), Mashayekhi, A. (author), Rocco de Campos Pereira, R.C. (author)
Europe is going through a great social, economic and environmental period of transition. The changes the EU is currently undergoing have been causing increased awareness about sustainable development, natural resources use and energy efficiency on the agenda at the European level of policy making. However after more than forty years of the...
conference paper 2014
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Read, S.A. (author)
Sustainability sits at the top of the policy agendas of the EU and other governmental bodies. But sustainability is complex and not one thing, it relates to different sectors and multiple systems, and also to different zones, scales, ‘levels’ those systems occupy. Theoretically and practically we are involved with different questions depending...
conference paper 2014
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
The sustainable mobility vision for city-regions proposes a more integrated and ‘seamless’ multi-modal public transport system around quality neighborhoods, shifting mobility to soft transportation modes and to public transport at various scales. Existing models of sustainable urban form address this challenge focusing on the location, density...
journal article 2014
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Read, S.A. (author)
Arakawa and Gins are concerned with the bio-tech creatures we have become – or perhaps the ones we have always been. They see us as creatures-witharchitecture, architecture being for them, and along with language, one of the most basic forms of technique. Their ‘architectural body’ is constitutive of its own existence in an ‘architectural...
journal article 2013
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Lopes Gil, J.A. (author), Read, S.A. (author)
conference paper 2013
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Read, S.A. (author)
Urbanisation is one of the defining issues of our time, shaping a fast-changing world, with our urban economies and societies and urban places produced in the process itself, along with their sustainability and enabling potentials. However the ways we conceive urbanisation leaves a lot of this process extremely unclear. Urbanisation is more than...
journal article 2013
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journal article 2012
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Read, S.A. (author), Lopes Gil, J.A. (author)
Space syntax reveals structure in the plans of cities. It misses however an explanation of how this structure arises and what it means. We argue political geographies are structured by the way we have constructed them historically as social organisation, and the means (technique) we have used. These structures depend on a layering of state of...
conference paper 2012
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Read, S.A. (author), Wang, J. (author)
Forms in planning often do not match the forms of cities. This is important because the experience and functionings of cities are given by certain forms and not by others. In particular we are concerned here with the fact planning and design thinking often assumes a nested hierarchy of communities and spaces while the real forms of cities...
conference paper 2012
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journal article 2011
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Read, S.A. (author)
This commentary on Søren Riis’s paper “Dwelling in-betweenwalls” starts from a position of solidarity with its attempt to build a postphenomenological perspective on architecture and the built environment. It proposes however that a clearer view of a technological structure of experience may be obtained by finding technological-perceptual wholes...
journal article 2011
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journal article 2009
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Read, S.A. (author)
The relation between the global and the local is the traditional concern of space syntax. A ‘form’ and a ‘structure’ of urban fabrics can be represented in images and graph measures using space syntax techniques and these images and measures correlate with observations of how people use and organize those urban fabrics. The implication is that...
conference paper 2009
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Read, S.A. (author)
Spatial ‘gradients’ have been discussed before in space syntax. These gradients have been proposed to be significant for the actions, experience and modes of inhabitation of people. Robinson has developed a ‘territorial gradient’ of increasing privacy from the neighbourhood and street to the most intimate spaces of the private house. Read has...
conference paper 2009
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