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dc.contributor.author Gibberd, Jeremy T
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-25T06:46:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-25T06:46:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11
dc.identifier.citation Gibberd, J.T. 2012. Appropriate architecture for sustainable development: The creation of ecological footprint and human development index capability. In: International Conference on Appropriate Technology, University of Pretoria, Department of Science and Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, 20-24 November 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.academia.edu/3574480/Appropriate_Architecture_for_Sustainable_Development_The_Creation_of_Ecological_Footprint_and_Human_Development_Capability
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7311
dc.description International Conference on Appropriate Technology, University of Pretoria, Department of Science and Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, 20-24 November 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Carbon emission scenarios are used as key inputs in the sustainability and built environment strategies and policies. Decisions and direction in these are based on carbon emission models which show the optimum mix of interventions required to achieve carbon emission reductions or stabilization. Reducing carbon emissions however does not lead sustainability. Sustainability is more complex and requires the achievement of minimum quality of life standards as well as a balance between environmental and human systems. The danger with a focus on carbon emissions is that limited resources and timeframes may be exhausted trying to achieve reductions and valuable opportunities to build long term sustainable solutions will be being lost. This paper argues that increasingly scarce resources, the timeframes for addressing climate change and the lifespan of infrastructure and buildings (50+ years) mean that we cannot address carbon emission reductions first, and then address sustainability later; we need to address both at once. We need to develop appropriate architecture for sustainable development and not just carbon emission reduction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ACADEMIA en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow;12178
dc.subject Carbon emissions en_US
dc.subject Sustainable development en_US
dc.subject Human development index en_US
dc.subject Ecological footprint en_US
dc.title Appropriate architecture for sustainable development: The creation of ecological footprint and human development index capability en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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