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Applying the CoReS requirements development method for building IT tools for urban management systems: The UrbanAPI project (2013)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., David, L., & Wolfgang, L. (2013). Applying the CoReS requirements development method for building IT tools for urban management systems: The UrbanAPI project

Gathering and managing requirements from stakeholders is an essential task for the successful development of IT tools for any application domain. However, specifying stakeholders’ requirements for a collaborative research and development project in t... Read More about Applying the CoReS requirements development method for building IT tools for urban management systems: The UrbanAPI project.

Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project (2013)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Ludlow, D., & Caceres, S. (2013). Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project. Evaluation and Program Planning, 40, 27-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2013.04.004

In common with all projects, evaluating an Information Technology (IT) based research and development project is necessary in order to discover whether or not the outcomes of the project are successful. However, evaluating large-scale collaborative p... Read More about Evaluating a collaborative IT based research and development project.

Cultural activism and the politics of place-making (2013)
Journal Article
Buser, M., Bonura, C., Fannin, M., & Boyer, K. (2013). Cultural activism and the politics of place-making. City, 17(5), 606-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2013.827840

In this paper, we explore the relationship between creative practice, activism and urban place-making by considering the role they play in the construction of meaning in urban spaces. Through an analysis of two activist groups based in Stokes Croft,... Read More about Cultural activism and the politics of place-making.

Retrofitting England's suburbs to adapt to climate change (2013)
Journal Article
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.

Balancing growth and sustainability in employment land provision: Institutionalist perspectives on the homogeneity of planning policy and practice in England (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Hall, S., & Smith, I. (2013, September). Balancing growth and sustainability in employment land provision: Institutionalist perspectives on the homogeneity of planning policy and practice in England. Paper presented at UK Ireland Planning Research Conference ‘Healthy Communities, Hopeful Places: In defence of planning’

The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Burgess, S., & Sinnett, D. (2013, September). The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being. Paper presented at UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference: Healthy Communities; hopeful places: In Defence of Planning

Walking is accessible to the majority of the population; it is low cost, requires no specialist equipment or training and can be relatively easily incorporated into daily routines. A recent review of the evidence base for investment in the walking en... Read More about The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being.

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.

Playful public places for later life: How can neighbourhood public open space provide opportunities for improving older people’s quality of life by enabling play? (2013)
Thesis
How can neighbourhood public open space provide opportunities for improving older people’s quality of life by enabling play?. (Thesis). University of the West of England

This research explores the qualities of public open spaces that make them suitable or not for enabling play by older people. The potential benefits to older people in terms of quality of life are related to the nature of play by adults, identifying t... Read More about Playful public places for later life: How can neighbourhood public open space provide opportunities for improving older people’s quality of life by enabling play?.

Menstruation, menstruation, menstruation (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Greed, C. (2013, August). Menstruation, menstruation, menstruation. Paper presented at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

Evaluative application of UKCP09based downscaled future weather years to simulate overheating risk in typical English homes (2013)
Journal Article
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.

Industrial closure, regional development and local planning: Multiple narratives of change from the experience of Longbridge, Birmingham (2013)
Journal Article
Hall, S. (2013). Industrial closure, regional development and local planning: Multiple narratives of change from the experience of Longbridge, Birmingham. Local Economy, 28(5), 499-511. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094213483968

This article provides a critique of the policy response to the closure, in 2005, of the MG Rover factory in Longbridge, Birmingham. To date, the Longbridge 'narrative' has been dominated by the work of the Labour Government's MG Rover Task Force to s... Read More about Industrial closure, regional development and local planning: Multiple narratives of change from the experience of Longbridge, Birmingham.

Editorial – Special issue on planning and sustainability (2013)
Journal Article
Gopinath, D., Gazzola, P., & Jackson, T. (2013). Editorial – Special issue on planning and sustainability. International Journal of Society Systems Science, 5(3), 207-212

Guest Editors: Deepak Gopinath, Paola Gazzola, Tony Jackson

The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Burgess, S., & Sinnett, D. (2013, July). The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being. Paper presented at AESOP/ACSP Conference

Walking is accessible to the majority of the population; it is low cost, requires no specialist equipment or training and can be relatively easily incorporated into daily routines. A recent review of the evidence base for investment in the walking en... Read More about The walkability of Bristol: How this relates to physical activity, health and well-being.