publications

elementslab publishes articles and reports related to its work. For additional publications by Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling, and Maged Senbel, see our faculty pages.

 

Lab-Related Publications, Conference Presentations and Reports since 2000

2015

Cynthia Girling, Maged Senbel, Ronald Kellett, ‘Effects of visualizations and information rich public engagement in planning for energy and emissions’ published in Journal of Architectural and Planning Research (in press)

Cynthia Girling, Anezka Gocova, Vanessa Goldgrub, Nicole Sylvia, Wesbrook Place, UBC: A case study in sustainable neighbourhood design. Published at lulu.com.

 

2013

Maged Senbel, Michael van der Laan, Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling, Jessica Stuart, ‘Can Form-Based Codes Help Reduce GHG Emissions in Small Towns: The Case of Revelstoke, British Columbia’ in Canadian Journal of Urban Research, Volume 22, Issue 1: Supplement pp 72-92, 2013.

R. Kellett, A.Christen, N. C. Coops, M. van der Laan, B. R. Crawford, T. R. Tooke, I. Olchovski, ‘A systems approach to carbon cycling and emissions at an urban neighbourhood scale’ in Landscape and Urban Planning, 110:43-58, 2013, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.040

M. Senbel, C. Girling, J. T. White, P. Chan and R. Kellett, ‘Precedents reconceived: Urban design learning catalysed through data-rich 3-d models, in Design Studies 34: 74-92, 2013

Michael van der Laan, Ron Kellett, Cynthia Girling, Maged Senbel, Kellogg Booth, Tao Su, ‘A Collaborative Multi-touch, Multi-Display, Urban Futures Tool,’ in Proceedings, 2013 Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) Symposium, San Diego, CA. April 7-10, 2013

 

2012

A.Christen, M. van der Laan, R. Kellett, R. Tooke, ‘Context sensitive scaling of energy use simulations from individual buildings to cities’ presented at ICUC-8: 8th Annual Conference on Urban Climate. Dublin, Ireland. August 6-10, 2012.

 

2011

A.Christen, N. C. Coops, B. R. Crawford, R. Kellett, K. N. Liss, I. Olchovski, T. R. Tooke, M. van der Laan, J. Voogt, Validation of modeled carbon-dioxide emissions from an urban neighbourhood with direct eddy covariance measurements’ in Atmospheric Environment, 45, 6057 – 6069, 2011

Maged Senbel, Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, James T. White, ‘Evaluating a new media tool for planning and design students’, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture: Urban Nature, Los Angeles, 2011.

Michael van der Laan, Andreas Christen, Ronald Kellett, Thoreau Rory Tooke, ‘Urban morphology and building typology: Carbon emissions estimates through LiDAR’, International Seminar on Urban Form: Urban Morphology and the post-carbon city, Montreal, July 2011.

 

2010

A. Christen, N. Coops, B. Crawford, R. Kellett, K. Liss, T. Oke, I. Olchovski, R. Tooke, M. van der Laan, J. Voogt, ‘Comparing an urban metabolism model to long-term CO2 eddy co-variance measurements’ Proceedings of the 9th Symposium on the Urban Environment, Electronic preprint #172089, August 2010.

Thoreau Rory Tooke, Michael van der Laan, Nicholas Coops, Andreas Christen and Ronald Kellett, ‘Classification of Residential Building Architectural Typologies Using LiDAR’ in proceedings to JURSE 2011 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event, Munich. In review September 2010.

Andreas Christen, Nicholas Coops, Ben Crawford, Eli Heyman, Ron Kellett, Kate Liss, Time R. Oke, Inna Olchovski, Rory Tooke, Michael van der Laan, James A. Voogt, ‘Validating modeled carbon dioxide emissions against long-term eddy co-variance measurements at an urban neighborhood scale’, presented at American Geophysical Union 2010 Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco. 13-17 December, 2010.

A. Christen, N. Coops, B. Crawford, R. Kellett, K. Liss, T. Oke, I. Olchovski, R. Tooke, M. Van der Laan, J. Voogt, ‘Comparing an urban metabolism model to long-term CO2 eddy covariance measurements’ presented at American Meteorological Society Ninth Symposium on the Urban Environment, Keystone, Colorado, 4 August, 2010.

Jennifer Fernquist, Kellogg S. Booth, Alan K. Mackworth, Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling, ‘Using Multi-Touch Tabletops to Create and Compare Neighbourhood Designs that Satisfy Constraints’, presented at  the Second International Workshop on Constraint Reasoning and Optimization for Computational Sustainability, Bologna, Italy, 15 June, 2010.

Andreas Christen, Nicholas Coops, Ronald Kellett, Ben Crawford, Inna Olchovski, Rory Tooke and Michael van der Laan. ‘A LiDAR-Based Urban Metabolism Approach to Neighbourhood Scale Energy and Carbon Emissions Modeling‘, Report to CanMet Energy Division of Natural Resources Canada, 2010

Girling, Cynthia, ‘Smart Growth Meets Low Impact Development: A Case Study of UniverCity, Vancouver, Canada,’ Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability, 3(01), pp. 69 – 93. April 2010.

 

2009

Nicole Miller, Duncan Cavens, Patrick Condon and Ronald Kellett, ‘Policy, Urban Form and Tools for Measuring and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: The North American Problem‘ in University of Colorado Law Review, Volume 80, Issue 4, Fall 2009.

Ronald Kellett, Sara Fryer, Isabel Budke, ‘Sustainability Indicators for Computer-based Tools in Community Design Report to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, External Research Program. Specification of Indicators and Selection Methodology for a Community Demonstration Project‘ Report to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, with, Design Centre for Sustainability, University of British Columbia.

 

2008

Ronald Kellett, Duncan Cavens, Nicole Miller and Jon Salter, ‘Energy, Sustainability and Decision Support to Charrette-based Urban Design’ presented at Congress for European Urbanism Conference on Climate Change and Urban Design, Oslo, Norway, September, 2008.

Armondo Carbonell, Patrick Condon and Ronald Kellett, ‘Policy, Urban Form and Tools for Measuring and Managing Green House Gas Emissions: The North American Problem,’ presented at Congress for European Urbanism Conference on Climate Change and Urban Design, Oslo, Norway, September, 2008 and published in Conference Reader: Background Papers and Selected Conference Papers, pp. 15-27, 2008

Cynthia Girling, Maria Galdon, Lara Davis, Ronald Kellett, Green Infrastructure in Calgary’s Mobility Corridors, Report to City of Calgary, 2008

Ronald Kellett, Duncan Cavens, Nicole Miller and Jon Salter, ‘Integrating energy and urban design at a neighbourhood scale in Emerald Hills Urban Village, a Natural Resources Canada Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood pilot project’, Report to Natural Resources Canada, 2008.

Ronald Kellett, Duncan Cavens, Nicole Miller, Elisa Campbell and Wil Mayhew. ‘Decision Support Tools in a Sustainable Urban Neighbourhood Pilot Project’, Report to Federation of Canadian Municipalities, 2008.

Girling, Cynthia. ‘UniverCity: Building a New Green Neighborhood’, Places Special Issue: Climate Change and Place, Vol 20, No. 2, p. 26-.29. Summer 2008.

Girling, Cynthia, Case Studies in Sustainable Neighbourhood Design, UniverCity, Burnaby, Canada, Report of findings for SFU Community Trust. 2008. Published at lulu.com.

 

2006

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett and Shana Johnstone, ‘Informing Design for Participation in Neighbourhood Scale Planning’, in Integrated Assessment, November 2006

 

2005

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Island Press, 2005

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘The Changing Morphology of the North American Green Neighborhood’. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture, Winnipeg, August, 2005

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘Evolving Relationship of Green and Gray in the Green Neighborhood’. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, University of Georgia, September, 2005

 

2003

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘Comparing Stormwater Impacts and Costs on Three Neighborhood Plan Types’ in Landscape Journal. Volume 21, Number 1, 2003 pp. 100-109

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘Green Neighborhoods at the Edge’ published in Proceedings of Landscapes on the Edge. The 40th Annual International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, 2003

 

2002

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘Stormwater Component for a Specific Area Management Plan in the North Sturdevant Road Area, Toledo, Orego’n for the Oregon Ocean-Coastal Management Program of the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development.

 

2000

Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling, ‘Visualization and Decision Support Tools for Community Planning’ published in Stéphane Hanrot (ed.), Research and Architecture: Proceedings of European Association for Architectural Education / Architectural Research Centers Consortium 2000 Research Conference Transactions in Architectural Education No. 9, Paris, 2000 pp. 259-268

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, Jacqueline Rochefort and Christine Roe ‘Green Neighborhoods: Planning and Design Guidelines for Air, Water and Urban Forest Quality’ for U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 2000

Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, ‘Design Refinements for Stormwater in the Royal Avenue Specific Plan’ in collaboration with URS Corporation, Portland, for the City of Eugene.

 

 

Awards for lab related projects and research:

Excellence in Policy Planning Award (Cities and Urban Areas) from the Planning Institute of British Columbia. Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett cited for research contribution to the Cambie Corridor Plan in collaboration with City of Vancouver planning team (Jim Bailey lead). 2012

American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in Research Category for ‘Getting to Minus 80: Defining the Contribution of Urban form to Achieving Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets’ based on a compilation of several research projects (including Emerald Hills Urban Village and PlanIT Calgary cited in research activities and publications sections of vita) undertaken with multiple collaborators and the Design Centre for Sustainability. 2010

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, National Merit Award for Research for ‘Green Infrastructure in Calgary’s Mobility Corridors’ Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellett, Maria Galdon and Lara Davis. 2009

Industry award to a consulting project — U.S. Green Development of the Year from the National Home Builders Association, Washington, DC for Pringle Creek Community with Opsis Architecture (prime consultant), Ramsay Worden Architects and Patrick Condon, 2007.

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Regional Citation for Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Cynthia Girling, Ronald Kellet, 2000 (Island Press), 2006.

Special Achievement in Planning Award of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Award, 2003. Lake Oswego Infill Zoning Standards, Ronald Kellett.

Special Achievement in Planning Award of the Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association Award, 2001. Green Neighborhoods publication, Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling

Oregon Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award for Research, 2000. Green Neighborhoods publication, Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling

 

Articles and media reports about the lab:

Zdaniuk, Natalia, 2013, ‘Playing in the Sandbox,’ Spacing, July 22, 2013.

CBC The Nature of Things, Suzuki Diaries: Future City, Thursday February 16, 2012, featured the Multi-touch Table work of Ronald Kellett, Cynthia Girling, Kellogg Booth, Tao Su and graduate students.

Fisher, Susan, 2007, Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 73, No. 1 Winter 2007.

Canzonieri, Carmela Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, Urban Habitats (electronic journal), Vol. 4, No. 1. December, 2006.

Piselli, Kathy, Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, Electronic Green Journal, Issue 23, Spring, 2006.

No author, Skinny Skinny Streets and Green Neighborhoods: Design for Environment and Community, Cynthia Girling and Ronald Kellett, Planning, Vol. 72, No. 8, August/September 2006

Harry Sanoff, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2000 pp. 75-76