Reference : A Methodology to Determine the Potential of Urban Densification through Roof Stacking
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Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214767
A Methodology to Determine the Potential of Urban Densification through Roof Stacking
English
Amer, Mohamed [Université de Liège - ULiege > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Mustafa, Ahmed []
Teller, Jacques [Université de Liège - ULiege > Département ArGEnCo > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Attia, Shady mailto [Université de Liège - ULiege > Département ArGEnCo > Techniques de construction des bâtiments >]
Reiter, Sigrid [Université de Liège - ULiege > Département ArGEnCo > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
20-Nov-2017
Sustainable Cities and Society
Elsevier
35
677-691
Yes
International
2210-6707
[en] Decision support ; Workflow ; Urban sprawl ; Lightweight ; construction ; Mapping ; Brussels
[en] Facing the need to accommodate a growing number of inhabitants in major European cities, this research aimed to establish a methodology that facilitates decision making on urban densification through roof stacking. The methodology adopts a systematic approach on three consecutive levels: urban, engineering, and social. Multiple criteria are identified to assess and map the roof stacking potential in terms of location and number of added floors. The Brussels Capital Region was chosen as a case study to experiment with the developed workflow chart and validate the proposed approach, using ArcGIS software, by creating a map of the urban densification potential through roof stacking of Brussels at the city scale. The results show a realistic potential of accommodating 30% of the expected population increase in Brussels by the year 2040 using only roof stacking, provided that the current urban regulations are respected. In addition, a theoretical potential to accommodate more than the expected population increase by the same year is proposed provided that urban planning regulations are relaxed in relation to the height of buildings. Further applications to other cities in Europe would help create additional opportunities to develop an automated tool for estimating such potentials on a wider scope.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/214767
10.1016/j.scs.2017.09.021
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2210670717307849?via%3Dihub

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