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Data and GPS systems: comparing navigation and landmark knowledge between GPS users and non-GPS users (2019)
Book Chapter
Ahmadpoor, N., & Heath, T. (2019). Data and GPS systems: comparing navigation and landmark knowledge between GPS users and non-GPS users. In A. Karandinou (Ed.), Data architecture and the experience of place: new approaches to data and sensesTaylor & Francis (Routledge)

The experiments implemented in this research demonstrate that people who navigate an urban environment using GPS have poorer landmark knowledge than those who do not use GPS. Furthermore, discriminant analysis reveals certain attributes of urban land... Read More

Using quantitative analysis to assess the appropriateness of infill buildings in historic settings (2017)
Journal Article
Hu, Y., Heath, T., Tang, Y., & Zhang, Q. (2017). Using quantitative analysis to assess the appropriateness of infill buildings in historic settings. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 34(2), ISSN 0738-0895

Over the past 40 years or so, and more recently in developing countries, increasing attention has been paid to the preservation of historic settings; however, with continued development and urbanization, a solution is needed for the problem of how to... Read More

Navigation by GPS-based systems: engagement with/disengagement from the place and the respective role of urban design (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Ahmadpoor, N., & Heath, T. (2017). Navigation by GPS-based systems: engagement with/disengagement from the place and the respective role of urban design. In A. Karandinou (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Between Data and Senses: Architecture, Neuroscience and the Digital World, 25-26

The physical environment has started to be taken into consideration in mobile human– computer interaction more and more in order to bring humans and computers closer together. These studies focus on merging the aspects of actual situations in real wo... Read More

China’s diversifying demand for housing for the elderly (2016)
Journal Article
Jia, M., & Heath, T. (2016). China’s diversifying demand for housing for the elderly. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 9(2), doi:10.1108/IJHMA-04-2015-0018. ISSN 1753-8270

Purpose: This paper aims to examine the trends among the elderly population in China about residential preferences and policy applications, as the elderly is a rapidly expanding demographic group that has increasing and diversifying inclinations for... Read More

Conservation and revitalization of historic streets in China: Pingjiang Street, Suzhou (2016)
Journal Article
Xie, J., & Heath, T. (2017). Conservation and revitalization of historic streets in China: Pingjiang Street, Suzhou. Journal of Urban Design, 22(4), doi:10.1080/13574809.2016.1167587. ISSN 1357-4809

The late twentieth and early twenty-first century has witnessed the unfortunate plight of demolition or irreparable damage for thousands of historic streets across China as a result of urbanization and redevelopment. A core of committed practitioners... Read More

Developing an economic estimation system for vertical farms (2016)
Journal Article
Shao, Y., Heath, T., & Zhu, Y. (2016). Developing an economic estimation system for vertical farms. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Information Systems, 7(2), doi:10.4018/IJAEIS.2016040102

The concept of vertical farming is nearly twenty years old, however, there are only a few experimental prototypes despite its many advantages compared to conventional agriculture. Significantly, financial uncertainty has been identified as the larges... Read More

The image of the city in the information era: analyzing the effect of digital mobile devices on city imaging process (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Ahmadpoormobarakeh, N., & Heath, T. (2015). The image of the city in the information era: analyzing the effect of digital mobile devices on city imaging process. In I. Theona, & D. Charitos (Eds.), Hybrid City 2015: Data to the People: Proceedings of the 3rd International Biennial Conference, 185-188

This paper presents the early stages of a PhD research which attempts to analyze the effect of using digital mobile devices on the process of city imaging in The Information Era. Within this process, some guidelines are suggested in order to facilita... Read More

In-between spaces and social interaction: a morphological analysis of Izmir using space syntax (2015)
Journal Article
Can, I., & Heath, T. (2015). In-between spaces and social interaction: a morphological analysis of Izmir using space syntax. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 31(1), doi:10.1007/s10901-015-9442-9. ISSN 1566-4910

This research tackles the intermediate spaces between buildings and the street, by examining the definition and importance of spatial configuration in relation to urban morphology and social relations. It also analyses how the organisation of in-betw... Read More