July 4th, 2014

Putting the house in order: trends in sustainable housing

Ivy-covered_house,_Cambridge,_Massachusetts

by Farinoosh Asayesh

 

Across the globe, population growth, economic development, urbanisation and migration have led to a large scale proliferation in construction. According to UN Habitat, we are experiencing a worldwide migration of populations from rural areas to cities and smaller urban areas. Moreover, this trend is likely to continue, with cities across both developed and developing nations expected to be the subject of further population growth in the future. As a result, all forms of construction activities are expected to become more intense than ever in order to accommodate this trend in the years to come.

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