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Research activity at Architecture explores a wide variety of significant research areas within architecture and the built environment. Among these is the better exploitation of innovative construction technologies and ICT to optimise 'total building performance', as well as reduce waste and environmental impact. Sustainable architectural and urban design is an important component of this. To this end, the Cluster for Research in Design and Sustainability (CRiDS) focuses its research energies towards developing resilient responses to the social, environmental and economic challenges associated with urbanism and cities, in both the developed and developing world.

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Neighbourhood Regeneration - From Integrated Development to Local Capital

Romice, O.R. (2005) Neighbourhood Regeneration - From Integrated Development to Local Capital. In: Designing Social Innovation. Planning, Building, Evaluating. Hogrefe, pp. 281-290. ISBN 978-0-88937-291-7

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Abstract

The design and functioning of urban environments is difficult and complex, and because of the competitive nature of urban planning today, it often does not have the input required from a variety of disciplines, ranging from psychologists and sociologists to architects and planners.