Do Cities Hold the Key to Sustainability?
City growth shows no sign of slowing down, with three out of every four humans predicted to live in cities by 2050. This rapid rise in urbanisation has led to the occurrence of megacities, which are large metropolitan areas with populations of over 10-million people. Today, there are about twenty-five megacities worldwide, with 80% of them located in developing nations.
South Africa Needs a Sustainable Construction Industry
If South Africa is to flourish and reach its full potential, then we must have sustainable human settlements that are socially acceptable and able to support economic development and expansion.
Green Building and Sustainability
Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to both a structure and the application of processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life cycle: from planning to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.