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Title: Towards a Framework for Architectural Design Enhancing Social Sustainability in Dense Housing Projects
Authors: Janssens, Bart
Verbeeck, Griet
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Affordable Housing for all
Abstract: Density strategies are generally perceived as a powerful leverage for sustainable urban environments. Reality unveils however a more nuanced appreciation, especially in housing projects. While the ‘Planet’ and ‘Prosperity’ pillar of sustainable development is mostly covered, dense projects tend to lack addressing ‘People’ aspects. As long as the social dimension is not taken into account, a dragging legacy is created which could mortgage the recognition of the embedded sustainability value and benefits that dense projects can offer. To counter this legacy this paper explores the content and scope of, and architectural design measures towards, social sustainability for Dense Housing Projects. The methodology adopts a ‘real-life’ perspective by conducting a multiple case study research. A low-complexity framework is compiled which is organized around eight components that are crucial for obtaining social sustainability from an architectural point of view. Each component is uploaded with Framing Principles (guiding principles) with associated illustrative Core Ideations (practical design measures).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25142
Category: C2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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