Biblioteca Digital de Eventos Científicos da UFPR, VIII Simpósio de Design Sustentável/Symposium on Sustainable Design

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interpreting social and cultural sustainability for housing

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The foundation of sustainable development is on three dimensions: economic, social, and environmental. Over the years, the impact of built cultural heritage also recognizes as an essential dimension in sustainable development. India has developed a well-recognized policy database and reforms to cater to the need for sustainability. Existing policies and guidelines primarily focus on environmental and economic conditions. Being deeply rooted in culture and traditions, India has a strong inclination towards social and cultural values. The paper talks about the role of social and cultural sustainability for housing in India. The article reviews the housing and energy sector's policy landscape and other reforms that drive them, with an extensive literature review on these indicators. The paper suggests social and cultural indicators that integrate into the current housing needs and are part of policy and assessment methods.


Sustainable development; Social Sustainability; Cultural Sustainability; Sustainability Indicators; Residential sector.

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