Special Issue "Regenerative Buildings and Beyond: Scale Jumping Sustainable and Net-Zero Designs to Regenerative Neighbourhoods, Districts, Communities, and Cities"
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2. Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Interests: restorative; sustainable building and urban design; green rating assessment; urban energy modelling; energy efficiency of the built environment; occupant behaviour
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Interests: interdisciplinary design decision-making; computerized-evidence-based decision making; sustainable and regenerative design; user-centric building performance simulation
Regenerative design processes aim to go beyond the currently established sustainable and environmentally friendly paradigms. Regenerative design solutions positively contribute to the ecosystem in which they are inserted, restoring the environmental qualities of sites, people, and contexts beyond their original condition; an ambition that requires interactions between humans, nature, and the built environment in a constructive way towards designing for the well-being of all. The goal of this Special Issue is to showcase the highly complex field of regenerative scale jumping processes, in which a jump in scale beyond sustainable and net-zero buildings towards regenerative neighbourhoods, communities, cities, and districts is proposed. We invite authors with original research or review papers especially, but not exclusively, from the field of design, architecture, engineering, social science, educational science, cognitive science, ecological and economical science, or any other discipline involved in the built environment, to contribute to this comprehensive Special Issue. Interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and translational approaches are encouraged. We particularly welcome contributions that explore scale jumping analysis, solutions, and implementations within the following topics:
- Going beyond designing for occupants towards designing for the well-being of all;
- Constructive interactions between buildings, neighbourhoods, districts, communities cities, and different stakeholders towards sustainable, restorative, and regenerative environments;
- Making buildings, neighbourhoods, districts, communities, and cities human in the context of smart specialization;
- Constructive nature-built environment interactions and cycles, from resilience to climate change, towards circular economy;
- Tools, platforms, frameworks, and methods that enhance sustainable, restorative, and regenerative designs, operations, standards, policies, and legislation.
Assist. Prof. Dr. András Reith
Assist. Prof. Dr. Clarice Bleil de Souza
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- net-zero design
- restorative design
- regenerative design
- climate change
- scale jumping
- circular economy