How can the standard of living in such settlements be improved without destroying the strengths and identity of the community?
Sustainability is based not only on the pillar of ecology but also on economic and social pillars.
Indian architect Brinda Somaya showed how her projects relate directly to their context, use traditional construction materials and methods – all based on local needs and possibilities.
Dense cities pack as many people as possible into the smallest area but requirements of the compact city are more complex.
In a publication inspired by the 4th Holcim Forum, 30 specialists challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the built environment.