Search for dissertations about: "sustainable housing"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 61 swedish dissertations containing the words sustainable housing.

  1. 1. Building Sustainability : Studies on incentives in construction and management of real estate

    Author : Lovisa Högberg; Hans Lind; Tina Karrbom Gustavsson; Marja Elsinga; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; sustainability; sustainable buildings; sustainable renovation; sustainable construction; sustainable management; housing; sustainable building certification; energy efficiency; incentives; Fastigheter och byggande; Real Estate and Construction Management;

    Abstract : This thesis summarizes the results from several studies with connection to sustainability in construction and management of real estate. Here, the concept sustainability includes environmental, social and economic dimensions and focus is on the actors with the best possibilities to impact real estate, namely the real estate owners and the developers. READ MORE

  2. 2. Towards sustainable renovation : three research projects

    Author : Marina Botta; Sonja Vidén; Anne Vernéz Moudon; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Swedish housing; housing renovation; careful renovation; environmentally friendly renovation; ecological refurbishment; sustainable renovation; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : The focus of this dissertation is on existing housing areas: in industrialised western countries, in 2005, the number of existing buildings that are taken care of, maintained, repaired, renovated or restructured for other functions is higher than the number of buildings that are (new) built. This is a review dissertation, based on empirical material and further reflections from previous research projects dealing with Swedish housing renovation: private-owned old single-family housing areas and large housing areas from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, mainly owned by housing companies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Influence and Invisibility : Tenants in Housing Provision in Mwanza City, Tanzania

    Author : Jenny Cadstedt; Gunilla Andrae; Kerstin Bodström; Lusugga Kironde; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; rental tenure; tenants; housing provision; housing career; housing strategy; housing policy; urban planning; Sustainable Cities Programme; unplanned settlements; community participation; citizenship; secure tenure; Mwanza; Tanzania; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : A high proportion of urban residents in Tanzanian cities are tenants who rent rooms in privately owned houses in unplanned settlements. However, in housing policy and in urban planning rental tenure gets very little attention. This study focuses on the reasons for and consequences of this discrepancy between policy and practice. READ MORE

  4. 4. Demonstration Projects for Sustainable Building: Towards a Strategy for Sustainable Development in the Building Sector based on Swedish and Dutch Experience

    Author : Paula Femenias; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; sustainable development; demonstration projects; sustainable building; case studies; change agency; architecture; housing; discourse in trade press; building sector; learning from experience; information dissemination;

    Abstract : This thesis explores demonstration projects as a potential strategy for supporting processes towards sustainable development in the building sector through making mainstream building more sustainable. The research question has been approached in four empirical studies carried out in Sweden and the Netherlands, which study demonstration projects for sustainable housing from different perspectives. READ MORE

  5. 5. Livable and Sustainable Cities : Explorations of the City Soul and Energy-Efficient Housing based on Swedish Data on Citizens’ Preferences

    Author : Marie Wahlström; Hans Westlund; Hans Lööf; Thomas Niedomysl; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Attractive cities; place identity; green housing; urban planning; quantitative studies; residential satisfaction; Planering och beslutsanalys; Planning and Decision Analysis;

    Abstract : Contemporary cities face many challenges, none the least from an urban planning perspective. Global climate change and urbanization is putting pressures on planning for combatting and adapting to, e.g., a warmer climate and an increased need for housing in already dense environments. READ MORE