Minimum Energy Transport Adaptability (META)
Future transport energy constraints will force urban form residents to adapt their travel patterns rather than forgoing participation in activities. However, the extent of adaptation possible within a given urban form is dependent upon the layout of land uses and available transport networks within the urban form.
This project is developing a GIS based methodology to analyse the minimum amount of transport energy required by different areas within urban forms; a lower minimum energy indicates that the residents require less energy to participate in their activities, and are hence more adaptable.
The research has been conducted as part of a Doctorate thesis in Energy Systems Engineering, and is being furthered as part of a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
For further information visit the AEMS Lab website.