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A Transition to Sustainable Housing

Progress and Prospects for a Low Carbon Housing Future

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  • Brings together a comprehensive discussion about sustainable housing performance, policy development and outcomes
  • Engages with sustainable housing developments across the world and is relevant to a global audience
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About this book

This open access book explores the environmental, social, and financial challenges of housing provision, and the urgent need for a sustainable housing transition. The authors explore how market failures have impacted the scaling up of sustainable housing and the various policy attempts to address this. Going beyond an environmental focus, the book explores a range of housing-related challenges including social justice and equity issues. Sustainability transitions theory is presented as a framework to help facilitate a sustainable housing transition and a range of contemporary case studies are explored on issues including high performing housing, small housing, shared housing, neighbourhood-scale housing, circular housing, and innovative financing for housing. It is an important new resource that challenges policy makers, planners, housing construction industry stakeholders, and researchers to rethink what housing is, how we design and construct it, and how we can better integrate impacts on households to wider policy development.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    Trivess Moore

  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada

    Andréanne Doyon

About the authors

Trivess Moore is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University (Australia). His research relates to housing quality, performance, liveability, social impact, and policy. Trivess is a Trustee of the Fuel Poverty Research Network.

Andréanne Doyon is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Planning Program in the School of Resource and Environment Management at Simon Fraser University (Canada). Her current research focuses on urban governance and planning for resilient and climate just cities, sustainable housing, and questions of justice in sustainability transitions.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Transition to Sustainable Housing

  • Book Subtitle: Progress and Prospects for a Low Carbon Housing Future

  • Authors: Trivess Moore, Andréanne Doyon

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-99-2759-3Published: 01 July 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-99-2762-3Published: 01 July 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-99-2760-9Published: 30 June 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 289

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Geography, Geography, general, Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings, Building Types and Functions, Public Policy

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