Adaptive Reuse: How successful can a recovery be within the contemporary sustainable era?
International Student Workshop in Nicosia (C3) - Presentation by D. Parpas
Adaptive Reuse: How Successful can a Recovery be within the Contemporary Sustainable Era
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The practice of adaptive reuse is intertwined with sustainable development and although it is widely believed that mainly economic factors drive possible redevelopment schemes for successful recoveries, it was found that, in the case of adaptive reuse, there are some other participating criteria. But how is success measured in adaptive reuse? This presentation will explore the essence of adaptive reuse as a practice while at the same time establishing the most important criteria driving a successful recovery of derelict and abandoned buildings within the context of Cyprus, based on realized research using multiple regression analysis. The contributions included in the model derive from a multidisciplinary process, and more specifically, the realms of socio-economics, culture, and the environment. These vital contributions are successful proponents of both the practice of adaptive reuse and sustainability-driven developments of the built environment. The findings although being indicative, are seen as a valuable tool for decision-makers and involved stakeholders aiming to achieve successful sustainable adaptations within the contemporary sustainable (?) era.