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Cross disciplinary confusion - how do you explain urban building models to a social scientist?
GEMDev is an inherently multi-disciplinary project with researchers from engineering, architecture and social science backgrounds as well as NGO partners working directly with marginalised communities in Lima and Ahmedabad. Although our goals are aligned, developing a shared understanding of the methods and tools we each use has been a vital step in the project to…

Can all dimensions of energy use patterns be represented?
Energy use patterns in human settlements around the world are complex. Growing evidence on how people use and consume energy shows that energy use patterns cut across the public/private, work/home, past/future, needs/aspirational boundaries. In increasingly uncertain times, people’s energy use is contingent on social, political, technological, environmental and economic changes around them. Based on our…