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Theory of urban development
Kemenov D.A. - Definitions and concepts of sustainable development with regards to low-rise construction pp. 1-7


Abstract: The subject of this research is aimed at revealing of the ideas of the modern Western urban doctrines on the categories and concepts of sustainable development in the organization of living environment in the forms of low-rise construction. The goal of this work lies in determination and analysis of the essence of definitions and concepts of sustainable development, established within the framework of the modern Western urban doctrines, in historical evolution of the theory of sustainability in construction and architecture. Over the recent years, a pressing issue becomes the creation of convenient environment in urban area.  Solution to problems in the logistics of urban traffic, ecological situation and psychological health of the residents can become the refusal of the dense high-rise housing. Research methodology of lies in examination of the experience of Western urban theories of sustainable development of housing on the materials of international symposiums and seminars dedicated to the advancement of urbanization and its environmental pillars. The results may be used in development of the modern theoretical concepts and practical implementation of the ideas of sustainable development in the field of low-rise construction. The conclusions demonstrate that the functions of sustainable development of low-rise construction overall interlink with the for basic task groups in social, economic, technical, technological, and ecological. These four vector will help to increase the financial and economic savings, reduce the impact on the environment, improve efficiency and utility, as well as affect the quality of optimization.
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