User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Eberhard, Anton en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Van Gass, Maria Magdalena en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-08T04:43:00Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-08T04:43:00Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Van Gass, M. 1995. User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14696
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 273-276. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The thematic focus of this dissertation is the specificity of user requirements for domestic energy applications in informal urban settlements and how these are fashioned by the contextual pre-conditions of poverty and instability. The fieldwork focused on a group of people who can be defined by the facts that they are people who house themselves, possibly fall into the lowest or no income sector of the population, are peripheral to the mainstream economic activity in the country and are temporary or permanent or roving urbanites. The research approach is done from the viewpoint that user requirements should inform the design of systems for domestic energy applications and that these subjective requirements constitute the correct point of departure from which to evaluate the efficacy of energy support services. The bulk of this dissertation consists of recounts of research interviews, illustrating some aspects of user requirements. These are presented as 'primary data' with the purpose of rendering the research more transparent and of feeing an information resource with the option of re-interpretation by the reader. The dissertation concludes that appropriate energy services will have to be characterised by adaptability and diversity as well as by sensitive responses to the micro networks of urban subsistence household economies. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Power resources - South Africa - Cape Town en_ZA
dc.subject.other Squatter settlements - South Africa - Cape Town en_ZA
dc.title User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Van Gass, M. M. (1995). <i>User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14696 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Van Gass, Maria Magdalena. <i>"User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 1995. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14696 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Van Gass MM. User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Energy Research Centre, 1995 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14696 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Van Gass, Maria Magdalena AB - The thematic focus of this dissertation is the specificity of user requirements for domestic energy applications in informal urban settlements and how these are fashioned by the contextual pre-conditions of poverty and instability. The fieldwork focused on a group of people who can be defined by the facts that they are people who house themselves, possibly fall into the lowest or no income sector of the population, are peripheral to the mainstream economic activity in the country and are temporary or permanent or roving urbanites. The research approach is done from the viewpoint that user requirements should inform the design of systems for domestic energy applications and that these subjective requirements constitute the correct point of departure from which to evaluate the efficacy of energy support services. The bulk of this dissertation consists of recounts of research interviews, illustrating some aspects of user requirements. These are presented as 'primary data' with the purpose of rendering the research more transparent and of feeing an information resource with the option of re-interpretation by the reader. The dissertation concludes that appropriate energy services will have to be characterised by adaptability and diversity as well as by sensitive responses to the micro networks of urban subsistence household economies. DA - 1995 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1995 T1 - User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings TI - User requirements for domestic energy applications : households in informal urban settings UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/14696 ER - en_ZA


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