The Resource Urbanisms workshop was a two and a half day event, with the first day exploring how natural resources, urban form and infrastructure affect each other and potentially lead to the establishment of divergent forms of urbanism and the second introducing the relation between urban morphologies and cooling energy demand.
On the 22nd March LSE Cities (5-8pm) shared some of the key empirical findings to date, explored their relationship with theoretical frameworks linking urban development and resource use, and discussed various related methodological approaches. The project’s findings have been documented at the metropolitan and neighbourhood level and covered the recent historical evolution of urban patterns, transport infrastructure, transport behaviour and energy consumption.
On the 23rd March (10-12pm) EIFER shared their key empirical findings on energy implications of the different urban morphologies on cooling energy demand, explored the use of simulation modelling for solar heat gains and building surface losses and indicators as the average annual cooling energy demand per square metre of indoor floor space.
Organised by LSE Cities this workshop aimed at bringing together the Resource Urbanisms project local experts representing each of the four case study cities to present, discuss and compare research findings to date, along with members of the LSE Cities team and other invited local experts, academics and planners.