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Ten Years Of Sustainable Construction Aspects From A North And A South Perspective – A Review From Sustainable Building Conferences 1998-2007.

Persson, Urban LU ; Marcelino, Rodrigues; Victoria M., Heilman; Gabriel, Auziane; Daniel, Baloi and Landin, Anne LU (2008) World Sustainable Building Conference, SB08
Abstract
This paper is about, from a North and South different perspective, how the international focus of sustainable construction issues has changed over the past ten years. It is a review from four different international and regional sustainable building conferences between 1998 and 2007. The paper is mostly based of the first author's notes from the conferences, especially from the plenary sessions and discussions, but some contributions are also considered and selected from breakout sessions and from the proceedings. The reviewed conferences are GBC98 in Vancouver, Canada 1998, SB02 in Oslo, Norway 2002, SB05 in Tokyo, Japan 2005 and the regional conference SB07 in Malmö, Sweden 2007. The perspectives presented in the paper are those of... (More)
This paper is about, from a North and South different perspective, how the international focus of sustainable construction issues has changed over the past ten years. It is a review from four different international and regional sustainable building conferences between 1998 and 2007. The paper is mostly based of the first author's notes from the conferences, especially from the plenary sessions and discussions, but some contributions are also considered and selected from breakout sessions and from the proceedings. The reviewed conferences are GBC98 in Vancouver, Canada 1998, SB02 in Oslo, Norway 2002, SB05 in Tokyo, Japan 2005 and the regional conference SB07 in Malmö, Sweden 2007. The perspectives presented in the paper are those of construction project and environmental manager from northern Europe and from architects in southern Africa with an interest in sustainable construction. The findings of the paper shows that focus of sustainable construction matters has changed from almost solely environmental aspects to a more broad and transparent complexity of sustainability, including ecological-, economic- social- esthetical- and cultural aspects. It also reflects regional and national differences and some shifting views of focus about sustainability in the construction sector during the past ten years. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This paper is about, from a North and South different perspective, how the international focus of sustainable construction issues has changed over the past ten years. It is a review from four different international and regional sustainable building conferences between 1998 and 2007. The paper is mostly based of the first author's notes from the conferences, especially from the plenary sessions and discussions, but some contributions are also considered and selected from breakout sessions and from the proceedings. The reviewed conferences are GBC98 in Vancouver, Canada 1998, SB02 in Oslo, Norway 2002, SB05 in Tokyo, Japan 2005 and the regional conference SB07 in Malmö, Sweden 2007. The perspectives presented in the paper are those of construction project and environmental manager from northern Europe and from architects in southern Africa with an interest in sustainable construction. The findings of the paper shows that focus of sustainable construction matters has changed from almost solely environmental aspects to a more broad and transparent complexity of sustainability, including ecological-, economic- social- esthetical- and cultural aspects. It also reflects regional and national differences and some shifting views of focus about sustainability in the construction sector during the past ten years.},
  author       = {Persson, Urban and Marcelino, Rodrigues and Victoria M., Heilman and Gabriel, Auziane and Daniel, Baloi and Landin, Anne},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {6},
  title        = {Ten Years Of Sustainable Construction Aspects From A North And A South Perspective – A Review From Sustainable Building Conferences 1998-2007.},
  year         = {2008},
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