Evaluation of housing developments for sustainability using a multi-criteria approach

de Jong, U., Fuller, R., Esteban, Y., Ang, S. and Coulson, J. 2013, Evaluation of housing developments for sustainability using a multi-criteria approach, in AHRC 2013 : Housing the needs of diverse populations : Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference, [Curtin University], [Fremantle, W. A.], pp. 1-18.

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Title Evaluation of housing developments for sustainability using a multi-criteria approach
Author(s) de Jong, U.
Fuller, R.
Esteban, Y.
Ang, S.
Coulson, J.
Conference name Australasian Housing Researchers'. Conference (7th : 2013 : Fremantle, Western Australia)
Conference location Fremantle, Western Australia
Conference dates 6-8 Feb. 2013
Title of proceedings AHRC 2013 : Housing the needs of diverse populations : Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Australasian Housing Researchers' Conference
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher [Curtin University]
Place of publication [Fremantle, W. A.]
Keyword(s) housing development
sustainability assessment
resources
character
energy use
connectivity
diversity
Summary New housing developments in Australia, particularly on Greenfield sites on the edge of existing urban centres, need to be sustainable in environmental and social terms if long term problems are to be avoided. Sustainability is multi-dimensional and existing analyses have been found to be inadequate in assessing housing developments holistically. This paper describes research which has used five criteria (energy use, resource use, neighbourhood character, neighbourhood connectivity and diversity), representing 31 indicators, to assess three housing precincts of a regional city in southern Australia. The method has been found to produce useful assessments of sustainability. The method has the potential to inform future housing developments and to be used to improve existing suburbs.
Language eng
Field of Research 120507 Urban Analysis and Development
Socio Economic Objective 960609 Sustainability Indicators
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, APNHR
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053593

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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