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      IN PRAISE OF SHARING AS A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE HOUSING

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          A central theoretical principle of sustainability is the interdependence of economic, socio-cultural, environmental, and equity issues. The core idea is that sustainability is achieved only by balancing these elements. In practice, however, this balance is rarely evidenced in the design and production of housing, despite the mass of research into sustainable housing. This paper discusses some of the political, economic and socio-cultural issues at work in sustainable housing typologies. It illustrates how the notion of sustainability has come to be represented by ecologically-focused models, while other approaches to sustainable housing design, such as shared housing models, are barely mentioned in the literature. The paper argues that modernist imperatives, such as demands for speed and status undermine sustainable housing design and obscure its meaning. The authors suggest that in the planning and design of sustainable housing attention should be given to the sharing of resources and space as an added method of conservation, and conclude that current imbalances in research agendas and socio-cultural practices create a blind spot in the sustainable housing debate.

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                Journal
                jgrb
                Journal of Green Building
                College Publishing
                1552-6100
                1943-4618
                1943-4618
                Winter 2010
                : 5
                : 1
                : 155-163
                Author notes

                1Jacqueline McIntosh was educated in urban geography and architecture at the University of British Columbia and the University of Calgary in Canada. She is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, jacqueline.mcintosh@ 123456vuw.ac.nz .

                2John Gray was educated in architecture in Australia, he is a registered and practicing architect in New Zealand and is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Victoria University of Wellington, john.gray@ 123456vuw.ac.nz .

                3Sasha Maher holds a BA(Hons) in Asian Studies and Anthropology, a MA in Anthropology and is currently completing a PhD in Management and Anthropology on international political economics and governance at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, s.maher@ 123456auckland.ac.nz .

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                jgb.5.1.155
                10.3992/jgb.5.1.155
                ©2010 by College Publishing. All rights reserved.

                Volumes 1-7 of JOGB are open access and do not require permission for use, though proper citation should be given. To view the licenses, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

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