Energy transition challenges in under-occupied homes: Assessment of two peri-urban neighbourhoods of single-family houses

Current planning policies aim at putting a stop to urban sprawl by favouring densification processes. In this context, future developments are more likely to happen in strategic urban areas than in existing peri-urban neighbourhoods of single-family houses. There, a possible path of development is the inertia and the submission to demographic evolutions of population ageing and reduction of household sizes. Under those unfavourable conditions, the evolution of two case-studieslocated in the Swiss contextis measured by 2050. The paper investigates the energy transition potential of two off-centred residential areas by assessing the environmental impacts owing to construction/retrofit and operation of dwellings, and to the induced daily mobility of the inhabitants. The innovative methodology implemented for this research project supports a spatiotemporal data management that allows establishing an annual assessment throughout the 35-year period of study (2015-2050). The results highlight the submission of the transition potential to the alternation of household’s life-cycles. This study underlines the importance of considering over-time assessments for a more reliable prospective evaluation, and it questions the transition slowness of owner-occupied dwellings.


Published in:
[Proceedings of the 35th PLEA CONFERENCE]
Presented at:
35th PLEA CONFERENCE : Planning post carbon cities, A Coruña, 1st-3rd September 2020
Year:
Sep 02 2020
Keywords:
Laboratories:


Note: The status of this file is: Anyone


 Record created 2020-09-16, last modified 2020-09-22

Fulltext:
Download fulltext
PDF

Rate this document:

Rate this document:
1
2
3
 
(Not yet reviewed)