To dig or not to dig? Place and perception in subsurface housing

Nataliya Tkachenko*, Stephanie Bricker, Stephen A. Jarvis

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Cities of the future are envisioned to be fully optimised, owing to technological advancements, distributed sensor networks and automation. With the proliferation of new data sources, opportunities also exist for better understanding of how people act and make decisions, as well as discerning the conditions in which they wish to live and what they expect from their surrounding environment. Following the recently proposed normative strand in urban planning, this study uses distributed personal underground development as a case study for extracting the values behind this emerging self-build movement, alongside observers' opinions obtained from associated webbased data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-220
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported in part by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress (EP/L016400/ 1). This project is conducted in collaboration with the British Geological Survey (BGS), and the authors are grateful for their support in this research. The authors thank Dr Andrew Hughes for his valuable input to preliminary discussions on this topic; the authors also would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive and encouraging comments.

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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