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Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking (2020)
Journal Article
Marco-Burguete, E., Katie Williams, E. M., & Oliveira, S. (in press). Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking. Interiority,

Inhabitants of UK housing have more possessions than ever, whilst space for living in standardised houses is at premium. The acquisition of material possessions, and how it affects both space and inhabitants’ wellbeing, has not previously been consi... Read More about Prioritising storage practices: A new approach to housing design thinking.

The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography (2020)
Journal Article
Marco-Burguete, E., Williams, K., Oliveira, S., & Sinnett, D. (in press). The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography. Design Journal,

This study provides an exploration of the effectiveness of the architectural model as a means of implementing a sensory ethnographical research methodology. An architectural model, constructed as part of a wider design research approach, became the... Read More about The architectural model as augmenting a sensory ethnography.

Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions (2020)
Journal Article
Marco, E., Williams, K., & Oliveira, S. (2020). Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions. Interiority, 3(2), 219-242. https://doi.org/10.7454/in.v3i2.78

Space for living in new build houses in the UK is at premium and households have more stuff than ever before. The way this stuff is accommodated in dwellings can significantly affect residents’ quality of life and well-being. This paper presents a ne... Read More about Too much ‘stuff’ and the wrong space: A conceptual framework of material possessions.

Gauging the brownfield land supply in England (2015)
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Williams, K., Sinnett, D., Miner, P., & Carmichael, L. (2015). Gauging the brownfield land supply in England. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 84(9), 378-383

This paper reports on the findings of a study that aimed to help fill the information gap left by the loss of the National Land Use Database – and asked ‘Is there enough brownfield land in England to meet housing needs?’

Cooling the UK housing stock post-2050s (2015)
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Gregg, M., Gupta, R., & Williams, K. (2015). Cooling the UK housing stock post-2050s. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 36(2), 196-220. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624414566242

© The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 2015 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav. This paper investigates the risk of projected post-2050s overheating in existing, retrofitted and new-build dwellings in... Read More about Cooling the UK housing stock post-2050s.

Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first (2014)
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Sanyal, B., MacDonald, K., Silver, M., Ng, M. K., Head, P., Williams, K., …Campbell, H. (2014). Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first century and beyond/Deadly sins? Living dreams!/Turning the "beast of ugliness" into "places of beauty" through sustainable. Planning Theory and Practice, 15(1), 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2014.886801

This full text is Professor Williams' section of the interface article 'Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning'. The full article is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14649... Read More about Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning/Professional Planning 100 years on - Have we emancipated communities?/Celebrating the idea of planning/The role of planning in the twenty-first.

Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change (2013)
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Joynt, J. L., Williams, K., Gupta, R., Hopkins, D., Gregg, M., Payne, C., …Bates-Brkljac, N. (2013). Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change. Building Research and Information, 41(5), 517-531. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.808893

The majority of the English population lives in suburbs and this is where the impacts of climate change will significantly affect people's domestic lives: heat stress, respiratory problems, flooding, drought, deterioration of green spaces and damage... Read More about Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change.

Integrated suburban neighbourhood adaptation due to climate change: Local stakeholders' views on potential pathways for change (2013)
Journal Article
Smith, I., Williams, K., Hopkins, D., Joynt, J., Payne, C., & Gupta, R. (2013). Integrated suburban neighbourhood adaptation due to climate change: Local stakeholders' views on potential pathways for change. Structural Survey, 31(4), 301-313. https://doi.org/10.1108/SS-01-2013-0008

Purpose: This paper presents new research on the potential pathways for integrated adaptation that could make England's suburbs more resilient to future climate conditions. It focuses on the role of central government, local agencies and householders... Read More about Integrated suburban neighbourhood adaptation due to climate change: Local stakeholders' views on potential pathways for change.

Evaluative application of UKCP09based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes (2013)
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Gupta, R., Gregg, M., du, H., & Williams, K. (2013). Evaluative application of UKCP09based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes. Structural Survey, 31(4), 231-252. https://doi.org/10.1108/SS-01-2013-0005

To critically compare three future weather year (FWY) downscaling approaches, based on the 2009 UK Climate Projections, used for climate change impact and adaptation analysis in building simulation software. The validity of these FWYs is assessed thr... Read More about Evaluative application of UKCP09based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes.

The conditions for, and challenges of, adapting England's suburbs for climate change (2012)
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Joynt, J. L., Williams, K., Joynt, J., Payne, C., Hopkins, D., & Smith, I. (2012). The conditions for, and challenges of, adapting England's suburbs for climate change. Building and Environment, 55, 131-140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.11.015

This paper outlines the conditions for, and challenges of, adapting suburbs in England for climate change. The paper introduces the 'suburb' as a spatial setting vulnerable to climate change related threats that have been largely absent from previous... Read More about The conditions for, and challenges of, adapting England's suburbs for climate change.

The influence of individuals' environmental attitudes and urban design features on their travel patterns in sustainable neighborhoods in the UK (2012)
Journal Article
Susilo, Y. O., Susilo, Y., Williams, K., Lindsay, M., & Dair, C. (2012). The influence of individuals' environmental attitudes and urban design features on their travel patterns in sustainable neighborhoods in the UK. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 17(3), 190-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2011.11.007

This paper explores the influence of individuals' environmental attitudes and urban design features on travel behavior, including mode choice. It uses data from residents of 13 new neighborhood UK developments designed to support sustainable travel.... Read More about The influence of individuals' environmental attitudes and urban design features on their travel patterns in sustainable neighborhoods in the UK.

Adapting to climate change in the compact city: The suburban challenge (2010)
Journal Article
Joynt, J. L., Williams, K., Joynt, J., & Hopkins, D. (2010). Adapting to climate change in the compact city: The suburban challenge. Built Environment, 36(1), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.36.1.105

This paper sets out the challenges of adapting suburbs for climate change in the context of the compact city agenda. We argue that while the compact city debate does address mitigating climate change at a strategic level, it does not specifically con... Read More about Adapting to climate change in the compact city: The suburban challenge.

Sustainable cities: Research and practice challenges (2010)
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Williams, K. (2010). Sustainable cities: Research and practice challenges. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 1(1-2), 128-132. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463131003654863

This paper presents a concepualisation of the research and practice challenges facing those of us working towards sustainable cities. I argue that these challenges are quite fundamental and centre around our ‘vision’ of the sustainable city and the p... Read More about Sustainable cities: Research and practice challenges.

Is there room for privacy in the compact city? (2010)
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Lindsay, M., Williams, K., & Dair, C. (2010). Is there room for privacy in the compact city?. Built Environment, 36(1), 28-46. https://doi.org/10.2148/benv.36.1.28

Compact city theory has been embraced by the UK government and, consequently, is embedded in planning policies seeking to deliver sustainable outcomes. New housing and mixed-use developments are now being built that reflect the change in policy, for... Read More about Is there room for privacy in the compact city?.

Space per person in the UK: A review of densities, trends, experiences and optimum levels (2009)
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Williams, K. (2009). Space per person in the UK: A review of densities, trends, experiences and optimum levels. Land Use Policy, 26(SUPPL. 1), 83-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.08.024

This paper reviews the issue of 'space per person' in the UK. It uses relevant literature and data to identify various means of measuring living space. In particular, it sets out differences in measures of density such as 'population', 'residential'... Read More about Space per person in the UK: A review of densities, trends, experiences and optimum levels.

Brownfield development: Are we using the right targets? Evidence from England and Germany (2007)
Journal Article
Ganser, R., & Williams, K. (2007). Brownfield development: Are we using the right targets? Evidence from England and Germany. European Planning Studies, 15(5), 603-622. https://doi.org/10.1080/09654310600852654

Urban brownfield sites are a major planning concern across Europe, and most European countries have strategies to reuse them. In England and Germany, quantified targets for brownfield development have been set at the national level, with the twin obj... Read More about Brownfield development: Are we using the right targets? Evidence from England and Germany.

What is stopping sustainable building in England? Barriers experienced by stakeholders in delivering sustainable developments (2007)
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Williams, K., & Dair, C. (2007). What is stopping sustainable building in England? Barriers experienced by stakeholders in delivering sustainable developments. Sustainable Development, 15(3), 135-147. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.308

In England there is both top-down and bottom-up pressure to deliver a sustainable built environment. However, most new projects display few sustainability features. This paper presents 12 barriers to achieving sustainability in development schemes, d... Read More about What is stopping sustainable building in England? Barriers experienced by stakeholders in delivering sustainable developments.

A framework of sustainable behaviours tha can be enabled through the design of neighbourhood-scale developments (2007)
Journal Article
Wiiliams, K., Williams, K., & Dair, C. (2007). A framework of sustainable behaviours tha can be enabled through the design of neighbourhood-scale developments. Sustainable Development, 15(3), 160-173. https://doi.org/10.1002/sd.311

The purpose of this paper is to present, and explain, the development of a framework of sustainable behaviours that can, potentially, be enabled through the design of neighbourhood-scale developments. To be sustainable, such developments need to be t... Read More about A framework of sustainable behaviours tha can be enabled through the design of neighbourhood-scale developments.