Describes all aspects of sustainable conversion adaptation of
existing buildings and provides solutions for making urban settlements
resilient to climate change
This comprehensive book explores
the potential to change the character of cities with residential
conversion of office space in order to withstand the negative effects of
climate change. It investigates the nature and extent of sustainable
conversion in a number of global cities, as well as the political,
economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal drivers and
barriers to successful conversion. The book also identifies the key
lessons learned through international comparisons with cases in the UK,
US, Australia, and the Netherlands.
Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use
covers the benefits and aspects of sustainable conversion adaptation
through the whole lifecycle from inception, planning, and design, to
procurement, construction, and management and operational issues.
It illustrates and quantifies, through empirical research, the changes
that have been achieved or delivered in sustainable conversion
adaptation. The book gives an overview of all aspects of performance
characteristics and the conversion adaptation of existing buildings. In
the end, it enables planners to make more informed decisions about
whether conversion adaptation is a good choice and if so, which types of
sustainability measures are best suited for projects.
detailed, empirical knowledge based on real-world research undertaken
in five countries over three continents on both a citywide scale and on
Case studies and exemplars demonstrate
the application of the knowledge in North and South America, Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, and in Europe
Addresses the key themes of technology, finance and procurement, and the regulatory framework
The first research-based book to examine how to improve resilience to climate change through sustainable reuse of buildings, Building Urban Resilience Through Change of Use is a welcome book for researchers and academics involved in building surveying, urban development, and sustainability planning.