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Type: Journal article
Title: More than a roof over our head: can planning safeguard rooftop resources?
Author: Kellett, J.
Citation: Urban Policy and Research, 2011; 29(1):23-36
Publisher: Carfax Publishing
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 0811-1146
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Jon Kellett
Abstract: Mitigation of climate change demands significant changes in the way we design and manage urban areas and individual buildings. Calls for greater resource efficiency and urban self-sufficiency alongside rising energy prices are likely to stimulate the market for renewable energy production to be embedded in the urban fabric. Rooftops will increasingly come to be viewed as a resource which will have value both financially and in terms of urban sustainability. The detrimental impact of overshadowing on rooftop energy production is likely to lead to calls for a review of regulation in respect of building siting. This article reviews the key issues involved in revising our perspectives on rooftops. In particular, it addresses the legal and policy mechanisms which may be appropriate and explores planning and other approaches to addressing this new resource availability question. International models and local case studies are used to arrive at recommendations for future action.
Keywords: Active and passive solar; Adelaide; covenants; easements; roofs; renewable energy; solar access
Rights: © 2011 Editorial Board
RMID: 0020138475
DOI: 10.1080/08111146.2010.514848
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