Avoiding Negative Impacts from Urban Morphology
Case study of the “Neighbourhood Unit”
Keywords:Urban Morphology, urban design model, neighbourhood unit, urban form
A design decision support model must not only account for elements of urban form that help to reduce per-capita GHG emissions, it must also account for elements of urban form that work to increase those emissions. This chapter examines the case study of a very prevalent urban design model, the so-called “neighbourhood unit”, and evaluates its impact on urban form as well as emissions.
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