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Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2019)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2019. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge, due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in post-modern cities. In turn, this calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plan... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2015)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2015. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plannin... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. (2000)
Thesis
BROWN, N.A. 2000. The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerns a particular building type; the doocot. Consequently the work has an architectural bias. In stark contrast to large-scale, 'high culture', urban buildings erected for human occupation, the mere doocot has been mostly omitted from... Read More about The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development..

Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems. (2000)
Thesis
PARKS, C.A. 2000. Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The complexity of future societies will be reflected not only in the buildings that are created but also in the processes that evolve such buildings. Within the construction industry, and specifically in relation to large, complex multi-user building... Read More about Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems..

Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management. (1999)
Thesis
BALL, J. 1999. Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis explores the comparatively new philosophy of bioregionalism to see what it might have to offer the environmental management process. The foundations of bioregional philosophy stretch back into the early part of last century with roots in... Read More about Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management..

Stone cleaning: a value assessment. (1999)
Thesis
LAING, R.A. 1999. Stone cleaning: a value assessment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Buildings are an important record of a country's history and cultural heritage, and make an important contribution to modern cultural identity. Any intervention which changes their appearance, or the manner in which they contribute towards the living... Read More about Stone cleaning: a value assessment..

Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. (1998)
Thesis
WHERRETT, J.R. 1998. Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation..

Building design team communication: practice and education. (1996)
Thesis
WHYTE, A. 1996. Building design team communication: practice and education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examined three propositions: - (i) there are problems in the building design team created by difficulties of communication between different professional disciplines, (ii) communication difficulties are primarily a function of cultural dif... Read More about Building design team communication: practice and education..