Zeroing in: A community-based approach to the design of public space for zero-carbon living
Wake, Sue; Sommerville, P.
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Citation:Wake, S.J., & Sommerville, P. (2022). Zeroing in: A community-based approach to the design of public space for zero-carbon living. In Dr. Parisa Izadpanahi and Dr. Francesca Perugia (Ed.), Architectural Science and User Experience: How can Design Enhance the Quality of Life, Proceedings of the 55th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA) 1-2 December 2022, Cutin University, Perth, Australia (pp. 630-640). Retrieved from https://www.asaconference2022.com/_files/ugd/456bf3_b43dc55b5ad34ae2b91f35a321b9a1e0.pdf
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This paper addresses our need to shift to a zero-carbon lifestyle. It begins by considering how public space can contribute to this and what other cities are doing about it. A case is then made for a community-based participatory approach, as it will empower people within the process of climate change mitigation. Results from participant surveysin the chosen study area of Rānui, an outer suburb of Auckland, wasfollowed by consultation workshops with community members. These were incorporated into a research-by-design process that has identified some key ways this community would like to see public space adapt in pursuit of a zero-carbon lifestyle. This research presents a holistic, integrated approach to emissions reduction which is meaningful and relevant for communities, and puts landscape architecture at the centre of the solution.