Comparing sustainable renovation processes on tentant participation to foster urban area transitions

Stella Boess, O. Guerra-Santin, Sacha Silvester, Peter Budde, Hannah Frederiks

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In urban transitions, one issue is the improvement of building stock energy
performance. The current reasoning is often that the promise of increased
comfort and health is attractive to residents. However, this does not always
result in acceptance and long-term energy reduction. We draw lessons from
case studies of renovation projects. It turns out that hardly any neighbourhood is suitable from scratch. Key findings are: an observed innovation-focused process optimized resident participation but risks excluding them from shaping their future. Conversely, an observed resident-led process did not achieve its initial goal due to process barriers, but developed locally based, transferable, organisational learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable built environment
Subtitle of host publicationTransition zero
EditorsIvo Opstelten, Ronald Rovers, Nadia Verdeyen, Andy Wagenaar
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-815602-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Sustainable Built Environment : Transition ZERO - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Apr 20168 Apr 2016


ConferenceConference Sustainable Built Environment


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