Exploring the economic business case for incorporating biophilic urbanism

el-Baghdadi, Omniya (2016) Exploring the economic business case for incorporating biophilic urbanism. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Linking sustainability, ecology and economics, this dissertation explored the decision making process for incorporating biophilic urbanism. Biophilic urbanism refers to the use of natural elements, or biophilic elements, as functional design features in urban landscapes to address climate change issues in rapidly growing economies. Informed by five global case studies, this dissertation introduced a novel term, ‘biophilic services’ to describe various characteristics that link the impact of biophilic elements to value. A model is also presented outlining underlying decision making logic for incorporating biophilic urbanism. These findings have immediate and practical implications for integrating biophilic urbanism into the fabric of the built environment.

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ID Code: 94516
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Desha, Cheryl, Hargreaves, Doug, & Hargroves, Charlie
Keywords: Biophilic urbanism, Biophilic services, Decision making, Economic business case, Holistic economic enquiry, Exchange value, Ecosystem services, Total economic value
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2016 23:50
Last Modified: 20 May 2016 04:55

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