Taking Stock: Methods for Built Environment Research

29 April 2010 - 30 April 2010

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

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ANNUAL CONFENENCE of the GreenBRIDGE Group



- Do you work across different disciplines to study the built environment?
- Does your work address future challenges for the built environment without regard to the discipline from which the answer might derive?
- Are you exploring alternative methods, using methods from disciplines outside your core field, or looking for new methods to study the built environment?

Conference Abstract

The built environment poses problems with no single right answer. As built environment researchers seek to provide solutions relevant to real-world issues, many  are becoming interested in the human-centred aspects of that work. In response, researchers often weave together methods from multiple academic disciplines to address their research questions robustly. This diversity of approaches would benefit from collaborative discussion revealing methods as they are used in practice and ways in which they might be applied in other areas. As work across disciplines often attracts potent criticism, this conference aims to critique work in an open forum and also to build networks of peers for future review with the intent of creating strong and defensible research.

This conference focuses on expanding traditional disciplinary boundaries, and intends to assist researchers with the production of rich and robust research methodology suites to make the best possible use of the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange that graduate-level study allows.


Conference Format

Participants will have the opportunity to present a short summary of their own research and hear similar summaries from other participants in a Pecha Kucha-style event the evening before the main conference. Keynote speakers will share their insights on the conference's themes the following morning, followed by a SuperStudio workshop for graduate researchers to discuss their ideas and questions with experienced academics and other students in the afternoon. The conference will close with a keynote speaker or panel discussion.

 

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