Mainstreaming biophilic urbanism in Australian cities : a response to climate change, resource shortages and population pressures

Reeve, Angela C. (2014) Mainstreaming biophilic urbanism in Australian cities : a response to climate change, resource shortages and population pressures. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis explored how biophilic urbanism, or the integration of natural features into increasingly dense urban environments, has become mainstream in cities around the world. Fourteen factors uncovered through a case study investigation provide insight for decision makers and change agents in Australia to use biophilic urbanism to address impacts of population growth, climate change and resource shortages. The thesis uses an inductive research approach to explore how barriers to the integration of multi-functional vegetated and water design elements into the built environment, such that these become and standard inclusions in urban design and development processes.

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ID Code: 78618
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Desha, Cheryl, Hargreaves, Doug, & Hargroves, Charlie
Keywords: Biophilic Urbanism, Green Infrastructure, Mainstreaming, Policy, Planning, Urban Development, Climate Change, Population growth, Resource Shortages, Urban Forest
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Dec 2014 05:20
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2017 14:44

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