Ecological infrastructure vs. techno-fix: A design framework for renewable energy infrastructure in public spaces

Ozgun, Kaan (2015) Ecological infrastructure vs. techno-fix: A design framework for renewable energy infrastructure in public spaces. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Renewable energy is commonly considered a technological addition to urban environments. By contrast, this PhD used a holistic approach to develop a design framework for integrating local electricity production into the ecological function and cultural use of public space. The framework addresses social engagement related to public interaction, and economic engagement related to the estimated quantity of electricity produced, in conjunction with environmental engagement related to the embodied energy required to construct the renewable energy infrastructure. The outcomes will contribute to social and environmental change by engaging society, enriching the local economy and increasing social networks.

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ID Code: 90073
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Weir, Ian, Buys, Laurie, Cushing, Debra, & Lee, Gini
Keywords: Ballast Point Park, Ecological Infrastructure, Energy-responsive Design, Freshkills Park, Public Space, Renewable Energy Distribution, Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), Techno-fix, Tripartite Altruism, Triple Bottom Line (TBL)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2016 07:15
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 23:28

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