Editorial preface: Moving towards sustainable future

Kamariah Dola, Farzad Pour Rahimian

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The concept of sustainability may be one of the most overused and misunderstood development components in use today. Sustainability has become the one of the most overused and all-too-frequently misused terms in the development literature. Given the complexity and breadth of the sustainability term, the knowledge domain of the various interpreters and users may be different and distinct, aligned to their different interests and conceptualizations. In order to explore its many complexities, in this Alam Cipta issue, we provide the different views of sustainability as being interpreted by different authors. It is refreshing to note that despite the fast moving development that practically harm the natural environment, more have become aware and concern on how to reduce the negative impacts. The first paper by Bello et al. explores residents’ satisfaction on housing environment which he insists that satisfaction will lead to quality of life, which is one of the sub-components in sustainability. The second paper discusses users’ perception on sustainable campus. Zanariah Kassim attempts to identify components that may lead to the creation of sustainable campus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2014


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