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Aibinu, A A, Ling, F Y Y and Ofori, G (2011) Structural equation modelling of organizational justice and cooperative behaviour in the construction project claims process: contractors' perspectives. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 463–81.

Cole, R J (2001) Lessons learned, future directions and issues for GBC. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 355–73.

Deal, B (2001) Ecological urban dynamics: the convergence of spatial modelling and sustainability. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 381–93.

Gambatese, J A and Hallowell, M (2011) Factors that influence the development and diffusion of technical innovations in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 507–17.

Jarkas, A and Horner, M (2011) Revisiting the applicability of learning curve theory to formwork labour productivity. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 483–93.

Kim, Y W, Han, S, Shin, S and Choi, K (2011) A case study of activity‐based costing in allocating rebar fabrication costs to projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 449–61.

Larsson, N K and Cole, R J (2001) Green building challenge: the development of an idea. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 45.

Liou, F m, Yang, C h, Chen, B and Chen, W (2011) Identifying the Pareto‐front approximation for negotiations of BOT contracts with a multi‐objective genetic algorithm. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 535–48.

Mackley, C J and Milonas, S (2001) Knowledge transfer and Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 54.

Pemsel, S and Widén, K (2011) Bridging boundaries between organizations in construction. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 495–506.

Plessis, C d (2001) Sustainability and sustainable construction: the African context. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 374–80.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Africa; culture; participation; social responsibility; sustainability; sustainable development; urban planning
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=64r6d20vrbk5qq6l
  • Abstract:
    The scope of Africa's developmental problems and a dramatically different worldview from that of the West requires a different approach to sustainability in Africa. The context of poverty and rapid urbanization suggests that sustainable urban development should be the focus of sustainable construction in Africa. However, it is argued this should be undertaken in a way that is relevant to the African cultural context, possibly through the inclusion of the values and worldview of traditional Africa in the definition and principles of sustainability. Using the understanding of interconnectedness as expressed by the cultural concept of Ubuntu, some principles are suggested for an African concept of sustainability that can inform the Western sustainability model and make it relevant to Africa.

Shah, R K and Dawood, N (2011) An innovative approach for generation of a time location plan in road construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 435–48.

Theaker, I G and Cole, R J (2001) The role of local governments in fostering 'green' buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 394–408.

Thomas Ng, S, Fan, R Y C and Wong, J M W (2011) An econometric model for forecasting private construction investment in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(05), 519–34.

Todd, J A, Crawley, D, Geissler, S and Lindsey, G (2001) Comparative assessment of environmental performance tools and the role of the Green Building Challenge. Building Research & Information, 29(05), 324–35.