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The Evolution of the Built Environment: Complexity, Human Agency and Thermal Performance

Helen Wilkins


This study investigates the relationshA between the thermal performance of building assemblages (classes of buildings) and the social life of human communities using a multi-scalar Neo-Darwinian approach to study the evolution of the built environment. The work investigates levels of thermal operational adjustability associated with building assemblages and long-term social viability, given that social and contextual change is inevitable in the long-term.