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Torrent Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Leena Thomas

Leena Thomas is Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she heads the environmental studies strand in the School of Architecture. She specialises in sustainable architecture, integrated design process and post-occupancy evaluation of user experience and environmental performance for buildings in Australia and India. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sustainable Buildings in Practice : What the Users Think

Routledge, 2010

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... Torrent Research Centre Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India with Leena Thomas THE CONTEXT Majumdar, 2001). Originally designed for 150 staff, the building now The Torrent Research Centre building in Ahmedabad was completed accommodates over 300...

Kirtee Shah

Esther Charlesworth

Esther Charlesworth is the Founding Director of Architects without Frontiers (Australia), a design non-profit organization committed to working with communities in need. She is Associate Professor in Architecture and Design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Humanitarian Architecture : 15 Stories of Architects Working After Disaster

Roudledge, 2014

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... HONORARY DIRECTOR AHMEDABAD StUDY ACtioN GRoUP (ASAG) Kirtee Shah is a practising architect and the Honorary Director of the Ahmedabad Study Action Group (ASAG). ASAG is a non-government organization run...

Climate Analysis

Design Energy Simulation for Architects : Guide to 3D graphics

Routledge, 2014

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... 4 Climate Analysis Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get. —Mark Twain Our climates used to define us—available food, typical clothing, seasonal customs, and vernacular archi - tecture all responded directly to challenges...

Scaling Regionalism

Stephen Kieran

Stephen Kieran is a partner at KieranTimberlake, a prominent architecture firm established in 1984 and a leader in practice-based architectural research and innovative buildings. He has co-authored five books on architecture, including refabricating Architecture, and teaches a design-research studio at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Energy Accounts : Architectural Representations of Energy, Climate, and the Future

Routledge, 2017

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... Scaling Regionalism Stephen Kieran The history of modern architecture has long been associated with an outpouring of mate- rial and system innovations. The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw the expand- ed use of iron...

The ups and downs of visualising contemporary Mumbai

Engaged Urbanism : Cities & Methodologies

I.B. Tauris, 2016

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...Since 2009, I have been investigating the construction of elevated roads (flyovers) and walkways (skywalks) in Mumbai. These have proliferated across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region since the mid-1990s, with over fifty flyovers built since...

The Play of Place: Producing Space and Theatre near Mumbai

Performing Architectures : Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

Methuen Drama, 2018

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...First sight In March 2012, The Company Theatre (TCT), a small, Mumbai-based theatre group headed by award-winning Indian actor-director Atul Kumar, moved into its own ‘dream space’, a five-acre residency by a lakeside in the hills three...

Taking stock: why some cities learn and others do not

Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell has worked for more than 35 years in urban development with experience in scores of countries and hundreds of cities in Latin America, South and East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Africa. His areas of expertise include strategic urban planning, city development strategies, decentralization, urban policy, and social and poverty impact of urban development. He is chairman of the Urban Age Institute, which fosters leadership and innovation between and among cities in areas of strategic urban planning, urban policy and management, sustainable environmental planning, and poverty reduction. Campbell retired from the World Bank in December 2005 after more than 17 years working in various capacities in the urban sector. Before joining the Bank, he worked for over 13 years as a private consultant and university professor. His consulting clients included private sector firms, governments, and international organizations. He taught at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. He lived in rural and small town Costa Rica for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beyond Smart Cities : How Cities Network, Learn and Innovate

Earthscan, 2012

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... others do not City learning is about the creation of a certain type of social capital. It is not just the novel practices or hot technologies. Learning is about the shared values held by people from all walks of life who care about...


Global Green Infrastructure : Lessons for successful policy-making, investment and management

Routledge, 2016

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... India Lessons in innovative green infrastructure planning in New Delhi and Ahmedabad Unlike its development in other locations, the rise of green infrastructure in India is less well established. Where the principles of urban greening...