With which local strategies can barriers to sustainable designs and construction be overcome?
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.
In a publication inspired by the 4th Holcim Forum, 30 specialists challenge the question of (higher) costs related to sustainability of the built environment.