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Sustainable housing design for the 21st century

By Behzad Sodagar, David Raynor, John Blanchard and Kier Taylor

Abstract

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. \ud \ud 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

Topics: K100 Architecture
Year: 2002
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:1257
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