Constructed Environment Journal

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The Possibilities of an Inclusive Urban Waterfront: The Adjacent Areas of Buriganga Bridge 1

This paper identifies the drawbacks of a new urban development on the waterfront of Buriganga and explores the possibilities for reintegrating the development with the existing urban fabric.

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Published online: May 4, 2016

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Triple Bottom Line Cost-benefit Analysis of Green Infrastructure in Norman, Oklahoma

A triple bottom line cost-benefit analysis model was used to evaluate the sustainability of a recently completed GI project entitled Trailwoods Greenstreet in Norman, Oklahoma over a thirty-year period.

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Published online: April 15, 2016

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River Restoration and Rehabilitation as a New Urban Design Strategy: Learning to Re-see Urban Rivers

This paper analyses how river restoration-rehabilitation techniques can be transferred to urban/constructed environments and consequently used as an urban design strategy in urban (re-)development projects.

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Published online: February 24, 2016

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Colonial Architect Frederick Strouts’ Commissions in Canterbury, New Zealand: From the Diaries of P.S. Richards: 1881–87

Prominent colonial architect Frederick Strouts practiced after 1859 in New Zealand. His articled pupil P.S. Richards’ diaries, from 1881-87, were recently discovered in Australia with new information concerning Strouts’ practice.

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Published online: February 24, 2016

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An Aluminum Town Square: Reacting to Crisis in Paola, Kansas

Reflecting on the removal of controversial aluminum cladding over entire blocks in downtown Paola, Kansas, this study explores how a design intervention once conceived as vital can quickly become disdained.

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Published online: February 12, 2016

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Ruga Architectural Skin (RAS): Towards Building Smart Self-folding Topology

This paper presents the concept and design requirements of an innovative architectural skin that can potentially be deployed instantaneously for temporary architecture and other related applications.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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Edifying Theory: Constructing an Ethos for Labor in Contemporary Architectural Design

This paper posits an alternative definition of architectural theory attendant to both the material and ethical complexities faced by architects who participate in highly globalized technological and networked practices.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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System Architecture to the Identification and Valuation of Design Option Flexibilities under Uncertainty

This paper outlines a systems thinking approach to decision-making considering a broad spectrum of options under uncertainties in order to improve the limitations of a simple Net Present Value approach.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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The Social Implications of Occupational Heat Stress on Migrant Workers Engaged in Public Construction: A Case Study from Southern India

The social implications of occupational heat stress on migrant workers engaged in public construction was studied in Chennai, India. The preliminary findings and recommendations for policy interventions are discussed.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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Literatura Periférica: Challenging São Paulo’s Cultural Segregation

This paper investigates how the historically unequal organization of cities in Brazil, especially São Paulo, has been challenged and reinterpreted by the culture of the periphery.

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Published online: January 29, 2016

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