Sustainable housing design for the 21st century

Sodagar, Behzad and Raynor, David and Blanchard, John and Taylor, Kier (2002) Sustainable housing design for the 21st century. In: Sustainable building 2002, 23-25 Sept 2002, Oslo, Norway.

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UN projections show that between 2020 and 2025, the world's population shall more than double in size from 2.4 billion(1995), to 5 billion. The proportion of this population that is expected to be urban is proposed to rise from 47% to over 61%.( P. Hall, U. Pfeiffer, 2000) To correspond to these demographic milestones, some 3.8 million new homes are proposed to be built over the next twenty years in the UK.

Taken as a whole, the collective impact of these houses in respect to their environmental, economic and socially sustainable resources has potential detrimental effects if housing continues in the same nonchalant direction. The direction we refer to, the associative materials, typologies and methods of procurement, derive from past cultures and lifestyles and to a large extent, have little comparison to the atypical social landscape of the 21st century, and the very different lifestyles we now lead.

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Additional Information:UN projections show that between 2020 and 2025, the world's population shall more than double in size from 2.4 billion(1995), to 5 billion. The proportion of this population that is expected to be urban is proposed to rise from 47% to over 61%.( P. Hall, U. Pfeiffer, 2000) To correspond to these demographic milestones, some 3.8 million new homes are proposed to be built over the next twenty years in the UK. Taken as a whole, the collective impact of these houses in respect to their environmental, economic and socially sustainable resources has potential detrimental effects if housing continues in the same nonchalant direction. The direction we refer to, the associative materials, typologies and methods of procurement, derive from past cultures and lifestyles and to a large extent, have little comparison to the atypical social landscape of the 21st century, and the very different lifestyles we now lead.
Keywords:Sustainable architecture, Towns & cities, Demographic change
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture
ID Code:1257
Deposited By: Behzad Sodagar
Deposited On:01 Oct 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:26

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