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The Impacts of the Green Growth Policy on Green Living of Residents in Multifamily Housing
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  • Journal title : Architectural research
  • Volume 15, Issue 2,  2013, pp.59-68
  • Publisher : Architectural Institute of Korea
  • DOI : 10.5659/AIKAR.2013.15.2.59
 Title & Authors
The Impacts of the Green Growth Policy on Green Living of Residents in Multifamily Housing
Lee, Hyunjeong; Yoon, Jungduck;
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To ameliorate a long-standing, persistent housing shortage in Korea, large-scale massive housing production has been an imperative, and the extensive growth highly values development and consumption. The state`s priority for the quantitative growth of housing stock has proved to be successful, but the state faces with economic and environmental crises in a global era. To achieve the qualitative growth, the previous administration pronounced a green growth policy from the inception, and a series of strategic measures under a holistic plan have been taken widely and vigorously. As part of the strategies, the green home project was undertaken, and simultaneously the movement of green living led by the governance has been activated. However, little attention to the grassroots effort was paid and the efficacy hasn`t been adequately addressed. This study examines the factors affecting green living of residents in multifamily housing. Based on public guidelines to green living, 106 specific items were drawn out and largely categorized into 6 areas (water, waste, transportation, air quality, consumption, and energy), and the questionnaire was constructed using them. Of 750 survey forms mailed out, 161 responses were returned and the collected data were used for statistical analysis. The findings indicated that varying degrees of green living was well practiced, the state-led green home project was relatively well recognized, and the green growth policy was strongly supported. Also the respondents` attitude toward green living were more associated with demographic variables than housing characteristics, and familiarity with green home project was related to attitudes toward green living. Since the on-going approach to green living has focused on simple and economical ways, it has proved to be effective but progressive strategies to make living greener are necessarily developed.
Green Growth Policy;Green Living;Multifamily Housing;Housing Provision;Housing Policy;
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