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The Sustainability Narrative in Contemporary Architecture: Falling Short of Building a Sustainable Future

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School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria 3220, Australia
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Institute of Sustainable Construction, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio Ave. 11, Vilnius LT-10223, Lithuania
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 981; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10040981
Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 23 March 2018 / Accepted: 25 March 2018 / Published: 27 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Construction Engineering)
Sustainability has emerged, arguably, as the premiere mission of contemporary architecture. Green assessment tools abound, consultancy services flourish, buildings are marketed on the basis of sustainability performance, and government, media, and corporations seem preoccupied with assessing the quality of the built environment through a green lens. Yet for all the effort, and indeed for all the progress made, fundamental issues resistant to the structural change that is essential for genuine sustainability remain. This paper reviews the state of play of sustainability across the urban landscape. It considers the road travelled so far, and points out some of the major challenges that lie ahead. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainability; green buildings; green development; green environment; rating tools; low carbon living; livable cities; sustainable cities; sustainability assessment tools sustainability; green buildings; green development; green environment; rating tools; low carbon living; livable cities; sustainable cities; sustainability assessment tools
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Martek, I.; Hosseini, M.R.; Shrestha, A.; Zavadskas, E.K.; Seaton, S. The Sustainability Narrative in Contemporary Architecture: Falling Short of Building a Sustainable Future. Sustainability 2018, 10, 981.

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