Sustainable Small House Living in the UK

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Abstract

It is now the case that the majority of the world’s population lives in an urban environment. This brings certain advantages such as access to strong cultural resources, medical facilities and employment possibilities. However, urban living is also associated with a number of problems such as raised levels of air pollution, social isolation and unaffordable accommodation costs. Various solutions have been proposed to alleviate this last issue including the construction of smaller and therefore more affordable living spaces. However little is known about the minimum acceptable standard of small space living. This paper aims to provide more information on this issue using social survey techniques. Specifically it looks at the relative preference of a group of young people for a selection of alternative small low cost living space designs. Within the designs certain issues are assumed as standard such as access to adequate daylight, thermal comfort and ventilation only the space allocation, facities provided and costs vary. The survey group were presented with details of the alternative designs and their cost implications and asked to select their preference. The results of the survey give an indication of the minimum acceptable space requirements of the group who are most likely to go on to occupy small urban living spaces.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMPS Proceedings Series 10
Subtitle of host publicationCities, Communities and Homes - Is the Urban Future Livable?
EditorsGraham Cairns, Eleni Tracada
Place of PublicationDerby, UK
PublisherAMPS C.I.O.
Chapter10
Pages98-113
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2017
EventCities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable? - University of Derby, Derby, United Kingdom
Duration: 22 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
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NameAMPS Proceedings Series
PublisherAMPS Publication
ISSN (Electronic)2398-9467

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ConferenceCities, Communities and Homes
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDerby
Period22/06/1723/06/17
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Hogg, P. (2017). Sustainable Small House Living in the UK. In G. Cairns, & E. Tracada (Eds.), AMPS Proceedings Series 10 : Cities, Communities and Homes - Is the Urban Future Livable? (pp. 98-113). (AMPS Proceedings Series). Derby, UK: AMPS C.I.O.
Hogg, Peter. / Sustainable Small House Living in the UK. AMPS Proceedings Series 10 : Cities, Communities and Homes - Is the Urban Future Livable? . editor / Graham Cairns ; Eleni Tracada. Derby, UK : AMPS C.I.O. , 2017. pp. 98-113 (AMPS Proceedings Series).
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Hogg, P 2017, Sustainable Small House Living in the UK. in G Cairns & E Tracada (eds), AMPS Proceedings Series 10 : Cities, Communities and Homes - Is the Urban Future Livable? . AMPS Proceedings Series, AMPS C.I.O. , Derby, UK, pp. 98-113, Cities, Communities and Homes, Derby, United Kingdom, 22/06/17.

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