Spatial heterogeneity for environmental performance and resilient behavior in energy and transportation systems
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

This paper describes an assessment of the effects of spatial heterogeneity on the future performance and resilience of an urban area. For this, indicators of environmental performance and resilience of critical infrastructures (energy and transportation systems) are explored. The approach combines established methododologies of building performance simulation, energy systems analysis, and environmental impact assessment of buildings and transportation systems. The study is centered on future urban design scenarios for an industrial neighborhood in Switzerland. For this case study, multi-functionality is proportional to the performance and resilience of critical infrastructures. Mono-functionality improves the resilience and performance of energy systems with a negative effect on that of transportation systems. Building intensity, and resource intensive users were found to play a higher role into the future performance and resilience of the area. The findings of this research could complement planning approaches of sustainable and resilient urban areas.

Urban resilience

Environmental performance

Decision-making

Critical infrastructure

Sound environment

Spatial heterogeneity

Författare

Jimeno A. Fonseca

Singapore-ETH Centre

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH)

Laura Estévez Mauriz

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Teknisk akustik

Claudiu Forgaci

Technische Universiteit Delft

Nils Björling

Chalmers, Arkitektur

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems

0198-9715 (ISSN)

Vol. 62 136-145

Styrkeområden

Building Futures

Ämneskategorier

Transportteknik och logistik

Arkitektur

Annan naturresursteknik

Energisystem

Strömningsmekanik och akustik

DOI

10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2016.11.001