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An Overview of Urban Housing with Emphasis of Developing a Self-Sustainable Neighborhood

Mr Pappal Suneja


The concept of sustainable housing is used to describe a process that applies to the housing industry. It refers to houses that are designed to reduce the overall environmental impacts, besides leaving lesser waste, more of reusing and recycling together with fewer maintenance costs and greater user satisfaction. Sustainability involves aligning economy and equity with the environment while meeting both the present and the future needs through a balance of the three components. This paper shall focus on the objectives, goals, sustainability aspects of urban housing and shall showcase a descriptive study of neighborhood unit, Clarence Perry’s conception, Radburn layout, theory of new urbanism.

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