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Sustainability 2016, 8(5), 438; doi:10.3390/su8050438

Suggestions of Policy Direction to Improve the Housing Quality in South Korea

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Department of Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan 15588, Korea
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School of Architecture & Architectural Engineering, Hanyang University, 55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu, Ansan 15588, Korea
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Academic Editor: Tan Yigitcanlar
Received: 3 March 2016 / Revised: 23 April 2016 / Accepted: 26 April 2016 / Published: 4 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Following the recent global climate changes, many countries, including developed nations, are announcing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and are actively participating in reducing GHG. Therefore, the role of the building sector on reducing GHG is being emphasized, and the establishment of policy structures for both making environmentally friendly capacity compulsory and improving the housing quality is being demanded. South Korea is also developing a policy for improving housing quality, but in order to achieve more competitive growth, this must be preceded by an analysis of current policy status within various countries on improving housing quality. This study aims to suggest direction about policies that will improve the housing quality in South Korea. For this, the policies of major countries were able to categorize and compare according to three major categories (performance, function, and aesthetics), and seven factors (safety, durability, cost and maintenance, response to residents’ needs, habitability, energy saving, and building design) regarding housing quality. As a result, from the performance aspect, policy directions were suggested for safe housing, the urban environment, regeneration of quality stock, and the usage of existing stock; from the functional aspect, policies for improving housing quality that responds to the aging population and energy saving housing were suggested; from the aesthetic aspect, housing designs that consider the urban environment were suggested. View Full-Text
Keywords: housing quality improvement; policy proposal; green building certification system housing quality improvement; policy proposal; green building certification system
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Park, M.; Tae, S. Suggestions of Policy Direction to Improve the Housing Quality in South Korea. Sustainability 2016, 8, 438.

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