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dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, C
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-03T09:07:17Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-03T09:07:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005-09
dc.identifier.citation Du Plessis, C. 2005. Action for sustainability: preparing an African plan for sustainable building and construction. Building Research & Information, Vol. 33(5), pp 1-11 en
dc.identifier.issn 0961-3218
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3106
dc.description Copyright: 2005 Taylor & Francis en
dc.description.abstract Sustainable development, and by extension sustainable building, is an evolving concept that relies for its implementation on the development of regional and local approaches and solutions. There is, in particular, a split between the definitions, approaches and priorities in developed and developing countries. Subsequently, a process for creating an international agenda for sustainable building is needed to recognize these regional and local differences. Part of this process is the development of regional action plans for sustainable building and construction at a number of regional sustainable building conferences. The key elements of an action plan for Africa, based on a discussion session at the SB04 Africa Conference, are considered and placed within the African context and the larger international issues. The key issue is the establishment of a solid knowledge foundation for Africa that will equip the public, professionals, development agencies and governments with accurate and relevant knowledge generated within the framework of the continent's social needs, its cultures and its biophysical environment to guide their decisions and actions towards establishing a sustainable built environment en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Capacity building en
dc.subject Information transfer en
dc.subject Public policy en
dc.subject Regional development en
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Sustainable building en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.title Action for sustainability: preparing an African plan for sustainable building and construction en
dc.type Article en


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