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A THEORETICAL APPROACH FOR ASSESSING SUSTAINABILITY IN HOUSING ENVIRONMENTS

Abstract
By : Beser Oktay Vehbi, Ercan Hoskara, Sebnem Ínal Hoskara

 
This study1 seeks to identify and propose a model for measuring and assessing the level of sustainability in housing environments based on a range of indicators. With this intention, the article is composed of four main parts. In the first part, the relationship between sustainability and housing is presented based on previous research; in the second part, a theoretical framework is put forward for sustainable housing. Then in the third part, sustainability indicators are discussed thoroughly within the context of indicator frameworks. In this section, the development, selection and measuring processes of indicators are also introduced. Finally in the fourth part, the model for measuring and assessing the level of sustainability in housing environments is presented. It is believed that this model will be used as a tool in the decision-making processes for the future development of existing housing settlements and their environments.
Keywords : Sustainable Housing, Sustainability Indicators, Sustainable Indicator Frameworks, Housing Indicators.

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