• Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

    Fithian, Cody; Powell, Ashleigh (2009-11)
    The history of humanity's struggle for survival has produced a mindset that values production and consumption. But it has become increasingly obvious that this mindset has become outdated as the planet's population threatens ...
  • Dematerialization: a changing paradigm in architecture 

    Brown, Meredith; Lutz-Carillo, Sky (2009-11)
    A look at dematerialization, the reduction in the amount of materials required for various purposes, with a focus on how it applies sustainable architecture. This paper presents the case that society is adopting "a new ...
  • How to 

    Milovanovic-Bertram, Smilja; Hauser, Johanna (2011-07)
    A broad overview of the issues involved in designing sustainable buildings, and of how various construction methods and design features are used in sustainable architecture. Topics covered are: envelope, lighting, heating, ...
  • Lecture 2: Life cycle assessment, certification and life cycle management 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
    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 3: Foundations of sustainable design: The time of railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
    In this lecture, Dr. Kohler briefly discusses different philosophical concepts of time, with a particular emphasis on theories of time as a social framework. He then applies these considerations of time as an abstract ...
  • Lecture 4: Foundations of sustainable design: Cultural aspects of sustainable development 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2009-09-29)
    Dr. Kohler discusses culture as a form of "intangible capital", and the difficulties in trying to preserve cultural resources in the face of many factors of social change, including globalization and a growing population ...
  • Lecture 5: Flows - railway stations 

    Kohler, Niklaus (2009-10-02)
    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 ...
  • Regional and historic standards of comfort 

    Kamholz, Jenna; Storer, Lisa (2009-10)
    A look at comfort, and the differences in our definitions and expectations of comfort through history and across cultures. This paper also considers the impact of technological advances in air conditioning on the perception ...
  • Renovating Suburbia 

    Kleon, Meghan; Moore, Steven (2012-05)
    A study in community sustainability by the UT Austin School of Architecture in collaboration with the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. The study is documented in three phases, with each phase outlined ...
  • Space Node Place 

    Galloway, Ross (2009-10)
    What makes a place a place? This paper examines space and nodes as concepts and discusses how they play into the way the human mind constructs a sense of place. It also discusses the importance of these concepts in the ...
  • Standards of human comfort: relative and absolute 

    Fincher, Warren; Boduch, Michael (2009-10)
    An examination of the factors that affect the quality of comfort in an architectural environment, including temperature, lighting, humidity, and air quality. The paper also considers the variability of individual and ...
  • Sustainable cities 

    Burdett, Ricky (2009-10-21)
    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 ...
  • Transit oriented development 

    Lang, Werner; Wang, Wilfried; Bader, Stefan (The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture Center for Sustainable Development, 2009-12)
    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 ...