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Towards a Circular Economy for the City of Seville: The Method for Developing a Guide for a More Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism (GAUS)

Milagrosa Borrallo-Jiménez (), Maria LopezdeAsiain (), Rafael Herrera-Limones () and María Lumbreras Arcos ()
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Milagrosa Borrallo-Jiménez: Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura y Ciencias de la Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad de Sevilla, Avd. Reina Mercedes 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
Maria LopezdeAsiain: Departamento de Arte, Ciudad y Territorio, Escuela de Arquitectura, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 35017 Las Palmas, Spain
Rafael Herrera-Limones: Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura y Ciencias de la Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad de Sevilla, Avd. Reina Mercedes 2, 41012 Seville, Spain
María Lumbreras Arcos: Instituto Universitario de Arquitectura y Ciencias de la Construcción, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, Universidad de Sevilla, Avd. Reina Mercedes 2, 41012 Seville, Spain

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 18, 1-20

Abstract: The article outlines the creation of a method for the development of tools to incorporate sustainability criteria in the field of architectural design. The aim of the research is to provide society with scientific knowledge related to sustainability, evaluating the environmental impact of their actions within the building sector, in a simple and direct manner through specific and contextualised tools. A specific tool is experimentally developed for the context of Seville, called Guide for a more Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism (GAUS), in its first document, GAUS-D1. Based on national and international documentary references, the method principles are defined, and an approach is adopted that prioritises communicative actions with the aim of reaching citizens, professionals, and researchers in the building sector. The specific experiment is developed with GAUS-D1, and an initial evaluation is made of its suitability and the validity of the proposed method. The approach followed ensures that the experience of developing this type of tool is internationally transferable to any other place. Further statistical verification of the use of the tool (which implies a defined testing strategy) is necessary so that the method can be consolidated as a national and international reference.

Keywords: sustainability; Seville; guide; circular economy; decarbonisation; construction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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