• Arup's environmental strategies: engineering + sustainability + architecture. Based on a lecture by Michael Sweeney. 

    Storer, Lisa; Yang, Chia-Hui (2011-06-14)
    This paper looks at SPeAR (Sustainable Project Appraisal Routine), the standard created by the architectural design firm Arup to benchmark sustainability in architectural projects. It examines the practical application of ...
  • Lecture 1, part 1: the railway station: a tower of babel 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler looks at the railway station's importance in 19th century Europe in terms of its impact on social interaction, people's concepts of time, and economic and technological change. Over the years, the railway station's ...
  • Lecture 1, part 2: foundations of sustainable design: railway stations between place and node 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents a discussion of the concepts of space, place, and nodes, and how these concepts play into our notions of urban environment and transportation design.
  • Lecture 1, part 3: railway stations: the power of place 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Dr. Kohler presents images of railway stations around the world to provide context for considering railway station design.
  • Lecture 1: introduction 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In his Introduction, Dr. Kohler presents a brief overview of his research and ideas, gives an outline of the seminar and its objectives, and discusses the fundamental concepts that inform the seminar's approach to sustainable ...
  • Lecture 2: Life cycle assessment, certification and life cycle management 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler examines how architects and policy makers evaluate the overall impact of architectural projects on the environment. Dr. Kohler emphasizes the complications that arise when we attempt to convert ...
  • Lecture 5: Flows - railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2012-02-10)
    Flows-- the transference of people, resources, information, and/or energy within a system-- has always been a crucial factor in the design of individual architectural projects, and to an even greater extent in the design ...
  • Meadows Foundation Curriculum Grant Symposium 

    Mueller, Elizabeth; Kellerman, Frances (2012-04-24)
    The UT School of Architecture received grant funding from the Meadows Foundation to update the curricula for twelve core architecture and seminar courses to focus on sustainable design. In this symposium, the School of ...
  • Sustainable cities 

    Burdett, Ricky (2012-02-23)
    Ricky Burdett is Professor of Urban Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and director of LSE Cities and the Urban Age programme. In this lecture he gives a general overview of the ongoing ...
  • Sustainable cities: 21st century strategies for inhabitable urban regions 

    Bean, Cayce; Maddox, Randy; Ward, Natalie (2011-08-16)
    An examination of strategies for limiting the conditions that will cause urban areas to reach a point of unsustainability. These conditions include urban sprawl, infrastructure (particularly modes of transportation), and ...
  • Transit oriented development 

    Lang, Werner; Wang, Wilfried; Bader, Stefan (The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Center for Sustainable Development, 2012-02-10)
    Students in the School of Architecture's Fall 2009 Advanced Design Studio on Sustainable Architecture were asked to design a railway station that would serve as a central hub for the Austin metro area's proposed high-speed ...