Sustainability of the Built Environment [Written Evidence - SBE0060]

Sonja Oliveira, Elena Marco, Ana Betancour, Torsten Schröder, Jonathan Mosley

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The following evidence gathered is of particular relevance to strategic pathway planning towards a decarbonised society where focus is placed on the design of environments rather than the design of buildings only. Building buildings is only one tool within a toolkit capable of improving and enhancing environments. The call for evidence suggests a narrow focus driven by potentially one-dimensional sustainable outcomes such as need for adaptation measures to building with little or no consideration for alternatives to building. Greater focus is needed on evidence that supports alternatives to building; new methods and new measures that account for social and cultural dimensions in evaluating sustainability in the built environment, and the embracing of multiplicity and diversity that allows for reskilling and knowledge-sharing in a meaningful way.
Original languageEnglish
TypeWritten Evidence
Media of outputSustainability of the Built Environment
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2021


  • built environment
  • construction
  • architecture
  • sustainability
  • decarbonisation


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