The Economy of Sustainable Construction: Proceedings of the Holcim Forum for Sustainable Construction 2013

A Graphic Introduction: Can Sustainable Construction Be Economical? – Lucas Bretschger 2-3
Introduction: Putting Sustainability in the Black – Ilka & Andreas Ruby and Nathalie Janson 26-27
1. Resources 38-39
Introduction: Reinventing Technology Locally – Hansjurg Leibundgut 40-41
Local Alternatives: Replacing Steel with Bamboo – Dirk Hebel 44-45
Neighborhoods In-Formation: Engaging with Local Building Practices in Mumbai – Matias Echanove and Rahul Srivastava 54-55
Social Capital Credits: A New Currency for Sustainability – Geeta Mehta 70-71
The Sharing Economy Comes Home: New Housing Trends and Practices That Are Changing How We Live – Yassi Eskandari-Qajar 80-81
Building Out of Clay – Francis Kere 102-103
2. Diversity 118-119
Introduction: Upgrading Informal Settlements While Preserving Communities – Hans-Rudolf Schalcher 120-121
Working with the Invisible: Unlocking the Processes and Practices of Informal Housing – Sheela Patel and Keya Kunte 124-125
Mumbai Slum Upgrades: Can You Apply Bottom-Up Thinking? – Uday Athavankar 146-147
Informal Formality: Learning from Squatter Settlements – Michael Sorkin 154-155
Garage Conversions and Resilient Suburbs: Adapting Suburban Environments – Aron Chang 162-163
Planning for Rural Settlements: Shunyi, China, as a Case Study – Zhang Yue 172-173
Beyond Regulations – Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal 184-185
3. Density 202-203
Introduction: Revisiting the Compact City – Harry Gugger and Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer 204-205
The Sustainable Densities Proposition: Why Densification Is Not Always the Answer – Shlomo Angel 214-215
The Politics and Planning of Urban Compaction: The Case of the London Metropolitan Region – Philipp Rode 226-227
The Compact City: Sustainable, or Just Sustaining the Economy? – Harry Gugger and Gwendolyn Kerschbaumer 242-243
Sprawl: A Strategy? From Closed System Dynamics to Open Systems Ecologies – Pierre Belanger 252-253
Lessons Learned from Mumbai: Planning Challenges for the Compact City – Rahul Mehrotra 266-267
Sustainability as the Rigorous Use of Common Sense – Alejandro Aravena 280-281
4. Value 298-299
Introduction: Putting a Price on Sustainability – Holger Wallbaum and Annika Feige 300-301
The Green New Deal: Subordinating Finance to the Interests of Society and the Ecosystem – Ann Pettifor 310-311
Built for the Moment: Designing for a Fast-Paced World – Lena Kleinheinz 322-323
Handle with Care: How Useful Is the Research on Green Building Prices? – Patrick McAllister 338-339
Raising the Bottom Line: How Sustainability Affects Occupant Health and Productivity – Gail S. Brager 348-349
Balancing Sustainability, Quality, and Affordability: The CASA Rating for Affordable Housing – Vishnu Swaminathan and Martina Wengle 358-359
Architecture Is Here to Stay – David Chipperfield 364-365
Roundtable Discussion: 390-391
Household Management: The Economy of Sustainable Construction – Marc Angelil, Nirmal Kishnani, Ashok B. Lall, Werner Sobek, and Rolf Soiron 390-391
Case Studies 64-65
Doing more with less – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Bihar, India 64-65
Putting a price on trash makes households more waste-conscious – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Zurich, Switzerland 98-99
Having your water tank, and swimming in it too – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Vienna, Austria 140-141
Sometimes, the simplest solution is sufficient – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 208-209
It takes two to keep a rickshaw on the street 24/7 – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Mumbai, India 238-239
A laid-back, economical approach – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Goa, India 304-305
Sometimes, less than nothing is more than enough – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Sachsenhausen, Germany 344-345
A low-price, low-tech home high above the city – Economical and Sustainable! Example from Berlin, Germany 384-385
Appendix 406-407
Biographies 406-407
Image Credits 414-415
Donor Acknowledgment 414-415