Collective Living and Universal Housing Design Concepts towards Self-Sufficient Community
The idea of self-sufficient community develops as the awareness of protecting the environment arises. Due to the differences in socio-cultural backgrounds, a community could become less cohesive. Thus, communal– based activities should be implemented in a community to inculcate community spirit and to promote collective living. To achieve this, housing schemes should be provided with collective spaces for deßned communal activities. Universal Housing Design principles can be implemented to the layout plans, where the needs of diverse people and abilities over time are addressed. The paper advocates collective living strategies and Universal Housing Design principles towards achieving a self-sufßcient community.
Keywords : self-sufßcient community; collective living; green initiatives; universal housing features.
eISSN 2514-751X © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.