Environmental Sustainability

Towards an agenda for post-carbon cities. Lessons from Lilac, the UK’s first ecological, affordable cohousing community

This paper explores an agenda towards post-carbon cities, extending and deepening established debates around low-carbon, sustainable cities in the process. The paper draws upon a case-study of an embryonic post-carbon initiative due for completion in 2013 called Lilac.

Sustainable retirement village for older people: A case study in Brisbane, Australia

This paper aims to identify sustainability features and practices adopted in retirement villages and associated benefits to improve the life quality of older people.

Sustainable Retirement Living: What Matters?

There is a growing demand for sustainable retirement villages in Australia due to an increasing number of ageing population and public acceptance of sustainable development. This research aims to gain a better understanding of retirees’ understanding about sustainable retirement living and their attitudes towards sustainable developments via a questionnaire survey approach.

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

This report outlines key concepts and considerations underpinning the idea of sustainable housing and provides a comprehensive framework for designing sustainable housing policies and practical actions.

Environmental Sustainable Initiatives Clarence Village Independent Living Units

Clarence Village Limited responded to NSW and Federal Government incentive programs to invest in grid connect 1.5KW solar energy systems on each of its 73 Independent Living Units. Each of the 73 residents of Clarence Village voluntarily joined with the company to make the Village the first among it’s peers on the North Coast to become a Green Village.

Conceptualizing Age-Friendly Communities

On the political and policy front, interest has increased in making communities more “age-friendly”, an ongoing trend since the World Health Organization launched its global Age-Friendly Cities project. We conceptualize age-friendly communities by building on the WHO framework and applying an ecological perspective.

Institutions and Social Change: implementing co-operative housing and environmentally sustainable development at Christie Walk

It is evident that both the old laissez-faire approach and the more recent neo-conservative reliance on the market have failed to deliver housing for many people in Australia. The state-based welfare housing model espoused by the Australian Labor Party over the twentieth century has also been beset by problems.

Environmentally Sustainable Affordable Housing

The 2007 ULI/Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues addressed a topic of increasing interest to the affordable housing community: What can be done to make environmentally sustainable affordable housing the standard practice of the day? Pairing green building with affordable housing is a natural fit.

Sustainable, age-friendly housing

One of the important aspects of gerontechnology is the study of technology and ageing to ensure independent living remains possible in spite of the inevitable decline that comes with ageing.

Sustainable, age-friendly housing

Few people would dispute the idea that environmentally sustainable, age-friendly housing is desirable for all. But as resources for housing construction are always limited, this goal may not be readily achievable.
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