chapter  9
30 Pages

Designing High Density Cities – Parametric Studies of Urban Morphologies and their Implied Environmental Performance

WithEdward Ng, Tak-Yan Chan, Vicky Cheng, Nyuk Hien Wong, Meiqi Han

With the depleting energy and natural resources, and the increasing problem of waste accumulation, cities of tomorrow must embody the concept of sustainability. Urban design is not about drawing patterns on paper and its architectural studies could not be merely spatial, formal or geometrical. Urban design of the next millennium is about providing and optimising an infrastructure for the enjoyment of its inhabitants while at the same time minimising the energy and resources needed and maximising the benefits of the natural environment.