Sustainable living models
Free (open access)
Volume 12 (2017), Issue 4
772 - 779
The evolution of environmental awareness can be traced from the start of the 1960s until date. The evolution embraces social and economic needs that have led us to explore new living strategies. These new sharing living models, which in truth have taken root in older traditions, can become efficient urban and territorial redesigning devices for recovering the heritage of existing buildings as well as disused and abandoned areas on a sustainability basis. The main characteristics of eco-neighbourhoods, cohousing and eco-villages are considered in this sense. These experiences turn out to be a possibility for the development of forms of sustainable living, differently presented, where a conscious ethical choice is at the base of reciprocal respect, tolerance and sharing of common goods.
cohousing, eco-villages, living models, sustainability