Alpana Sivam

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Conference paper

Relationality: an Indigenous approach to housing design

This paper aims to identify the gap between empirical research in comparison with indigenous ways of knowing, and the sharing of knowledge, regarding culturally appropriate housing design for Indigenous peoples in Australia.
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Stakeholders’ perspectives towards age-friendly housing

The overall wellbeing of elderly populations can be achieved not only by improving the healthcare facilities but also by proper planning of their housing requirements to support them to age in place as well.
Journal article

Spatial and activity preferences during heat stress conditions in Adelaide: towards increased adaptation capacity of the built environment

Outdoor thermal discomfort pushes citizens into air-conditioned buildings and causes increased demand for water and electricity in the majority of Australian urban heat islands. Citizens’ spatial and activity preferences during heat stress conditions are under investigation in this paper. Citizens’ outdoor activity choices in different...

Landsat surface temperature data analysis for urban heat resilience: case study of Adelaide

Smarter urban futures require resilient built environment in the context of climate change. This chapter demonstrates the application of satellite-based surface cover and temperature data to support planning for urban heat resilience. Landsat 7 ETM+ and Landsat 8 data is used to analyse the correlation...
Conference paper

Outdoor activity and spatial choices of citizens during heat stress conditions: a case study of Adelaide, South Australia

During summer heatwaves, public spaces are frequently warmer than human thermal comfort preferences in a majority of Australian Cities. Citizens’ preferences of public space elements and supportive features during heat-stress conditions are under particular focus in this paper. Outdoor activity choices in different thermal environments...
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