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Sustainable Housing

Amjad Almusaed

Jönköping University

Dr. Almusaed is focused on sustainability in architecture and urban planning and design. He has carried out a great deal of research and technical survey work as well as several studies in the aforementioned areas with over 170 published international academic works in different languages.


Environmental Housing Ecological Housing Climate Change and Housing Low Energy Housing Design Recycling Materials Human Sheltering Human Mobility Accessibility and Housing Units Economic Theory and Housing Land Administration in Habitat Zone Decentralization in Housing Area Private Housing

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Housing is one of the basic needs of humans. Each society needs to make housing affordable for every single person in society. The housing policy is a part of state policy and has a special authority to manage that. Every single house considers a built habitat where the human being can live in and settle. We need to understand that the housing process asks for a unique strategy to introduce living qualities in human habitation. Something which deals with his sentiment among these qualities.

The core focus of this book considers that housing is a human living space in a sustainable modern society, where sustainability became the engine factor for any creation of new cities. It starts with the legislation and ends with the confirmation of the living unit. Sustainable housing must therefore ensure that the habitation area must be functional, comfortable, and environmental to meet both human today's needs and future visions. In terms of the above definition, housing has to stand in a sustainable relationship to the natural systems. It is characterized by environmentally friendly and certified materials - both in terms of manufacture, transport, use, and maintenance. Recyclable materials or materials that can be disposed of with minimal use of energy are other measures. Reduced energy and resource consumption are in focus as well. In the broad context, sustainable housing seeks to maximize the habitat units and minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and the development of human space. It is well-known that the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations.

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Review results due: August 20th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 19th 2021

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About the editor

Amjad Almusaed

Jönköping University

Amjad Almusaed was born in 1967. He holds a PhD degree in Architecture (Environmental Design) from Ion Mincu University, Bucharest, Romania. He completed postdoctoral research in 2004 on sustainable and bioclimatic houses, from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. His research expertise is sustainability in architecture and urban planning and design. He has carried out a great deal of research and technical survey work, and has performed several studies in the above-mentioned areas. He has edited many international books and is an active member of many worldwide architectural associations. He has published more than 170 international academic works (papers, research, books, and book chapters) in different languages.

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