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Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) final report (2012)
Report
Williams, K., Gupta, R., Hopkins, D., Bramley, G., Payne, C., Gregg, M., …Musslewhite, C. (2012). Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) final report

The report presents findings from the Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation to a Changing Climate (SNACC) project. The project tested the effectiveness, feasibility and acceptability of a range of adaptations to the physical environment (i.e. to homes, g... Read More about Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) final report.

The conditions for, and challenges of, adapting England's suburbs for climate change (2012)
Journal Article
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.

Creating built environments that promote walking and health: Assessing the current state of knowledge (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Chatterjee, K., Sinnett, D., Williams, K., & Cavill, N. (2011, September). Creating built environments that promote walking and health: Assessing the current state of knowledge. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference

The principle that the built environment should be supportive of walking is generally accepted and a wide range of interventions have been carried out in recent years with the aim of increasing walking. This paper presents the findings from a study c... Read More about Creating built environments that promote walking and health: Assessing the current state of knowledge.

Neighbourhood design and quality influences the likelihood of residents to use public open space (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sinnett, D., Williams, K., Lindsay, M., & Dair, C. (2011, July). Neighbourhood design and quality influences the likelihood of residents to use public open space. Paper presented at World Planning Schools Congress

Good quality public open space (POS) is an essential component of neighbourhood design and planning. The impact of the quality, design and maintenance of POS on their use has been documented. However, the role that the characteristics of the surround... Read More about Neighbourhood design and quality influences the likelihood of residents to use public open space.

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.

Neighbourhood designs and sustainable lifestyles (2010)
Book Chapter
Williams, K., Dair, C., & Lindsay, M. (2010). Neighbourhood designs and sustainable lifestyles. In M. Janks, & C. Jones (Eds.), Dimensions of the Sustainable City, 183-214. Springer

Sustainable cities: Research and practice challenges (2010)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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)
Journal Article
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.