Understanding built environment realities

Salama, Ashraf (2019) Understanding built environment realities. Archnet-IJAR, 13 (2). pp. 238-243. ISSN 2631-6862

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/ARCH-06-2019-0142


Purpose – Following the successful transition ofArchnet-IJAR to Emerald, the introduction of new process and editorial teams, and the production of the first issue last March (Volume 13, Issue 1), the purpose of this paper is to outline key aspects of the contributions published in this edition of Archnet-IJAR: International
Journal of Architectural Research, Volume 13, Issue 1, July 2019.

Design/methodology/approach – Premised on two generic understandings of built environment research: conceptual frameworks and experimental fieldworks, a classification of topical contents and an identification of approaches within the studies published in this edition, a narrative on evolving interests and themes is developed to outline these undertakings.

Findings – Five themes are identified from 13 papers contributed by 27 researchers from academic institutions in 13 countries and territories. Themes include: complexity and prosperity of informal settlements and slums; east–west dialectics of environmental design research and sustainable urbanism; educating future built environment professionals; grassroots research and design strategies; and performance, perception and behavior.

Originality/value – Understanding and appreciating various research approaches for unveiling key aspects of built environment realities including the spatial and social dimensions would facilitate effective contributions in architectural and urban research. This is coupled with the advancing thematic aspects that enthuse a re-thinking of the key purpose of architectural and urban research while stimulating future research endeavors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: design, built environment, research approaches
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 13:45
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 13:45
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49798

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