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Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences (JETEMS)

ISSN: 2141-7024


Article Title:
Towards Achieving Sustainability in the Built Environment
by Chipozya Kosta Tembo-Silungwe

With an increase in the global population, there is an increasing need for various types of infrastructure. Provision of the infrastructure is a challenge with the limited financial and natural resources. This is exacerbated by the need to provide sustainable infrastructure to ensure that the current resources are accessible to future generations. To add, inactivity of some stakeholders towards the sustainability agenda has contributed to non-sustainability of the built environment. Sustainability economically, environmentally and socially are the main goals. The literature suggests that measures can be taken to achieve viable, bearable and equitable solutions for the sustainability of the built environment. Through a review of the literature a framework for achieving sustainability in the built environment is presented. This is a contribution to knowledge as is saves as a guide of what should be focuses on, by whom and on what activities as sustainability is aimed for in the built environment. This has been done through the identification of main players, focus areas and activities. The duty therefore remains with each stakeholder to play their role so that sustainability can be attained in the built environment.
Keywords: built environment, sustainability, processes, stakeholders, framework
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