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Remote area building and sustainable development

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Scally, Simon
  • Journal Name: Environment Design Guide
  • Journal Number: 70
  • Country: Australia

This note discusses approaches to sustainable design in remote, rural and regional areas. Compared with urban settings, remote locations involve substantial environmental and financial penalties in establishing, maintaining and operating buildings, infrastructure and connected services. On the other hand, working out bush can be very liberating. Unencumbered by neighbouring development and obligatory connections to services, there are opportunities to develop autonomous site specific solutions with positive environmental and social benefits. The essential requirement is that the project's clients and end-users are engaged in design and delivery, as they are in the best position to decide what they require and what they are able to sustain in the long term.

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