Sustainable Housing for Sustainable Cities: A Policy Framework for Developing Countries

Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2012

82 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2012 Last revised: 30 Dec 2012

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Oleg Golubchikov

University of Birmingham

Anna Badyina

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The concept of housing requires a new understanding to effectively address the pressing issues of slums, the urban divide, economic and human development, and climate change. No longer regarded as simply a roof over one's head, housing today plays a crucial role in achieving sustainable development. Sustainable Housing for Sustainable Cities outlines key concepts and considerations underpinning the idea of sustainable housing and provides a comprehensive framework for designing sustainable housing policies and practical actions. Although sustainable housing is often considered from a predominantly green perspective this book advocates a more holistic approach, which recognises the multiple functions of housing as both a physical and socio-cultural system and which seeks to enhance and harmonise the environmental, social, cultural, and economic dimensions of housing sustainability to ensure prosperous residential neighbourhoods and equitable cities.

Keywords: housing, sustainability, cities, energy, building materials, planning, urbanization, affordability, social justice

JEL Classification: O10, O17, O18, O19, O21, O31, O33, O38, O57, Q20, Q28, Q40, Q42, Q48, R21, R31, R38

Suggested Citation

Golubchikov, Oleg and Badyina, Anna, Sustainable Housing for Sustainable Cities: A Policy Framework for Developing Countries (2012). Nairobi, Kenya: UN-HABITAT, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2194204

Oleg Golubchikov (Contact Author)

University of Birmingham ( email )

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

Anna Badyina

University of Oxford - School of Geography and the Environment ( email )

Mansfield Road
Oxford OX1 3TB, OX1 3QY
United Kingdom

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