Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning with a View to Recycling and Renewable Resource ManagementReza Bababkhani*
EliteClub, Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Reza Bababkhani
Young Researchers and EliteClub
Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 01, 2016; Accepted date: October 26, 2016; Published date: November 13, 2016
Citation: Bababkhani R (2016) Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning with a View to Recycling and Renewable Resource Management. J Archit Eng Tech 5:175. doi: 10.4172/2168-9717.1000175
Copyright: © 2016 Bababkhani R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The increased removal of mines and rivers to supply construction materials has caused environmental damages to mountainous and rivers; this has reached to the point that not only wildlife but also the lives of today’s generations and future generations have been faced with challenges or even dangers. Although many efforts have been made for the recycling of mineral materials, all these efforts have not resulted in the reuse of construction’s waste and this is a wakeup call for architects and engineers of building industry, in a way that if we don’t think about changing our method of exploitation of limited natural resources and do not guide our architecture towards the use of local, renewable and sustainable architecture, our future generation, in addition to the problems of their age, must also endure the problems that we have caused. However, we can act like generations before us, and with deliberate decisions on sustainable architecture and urbanism create a good future for our children. Our ancestors created countless works of vernacular architecture with local materials matched with sustainable architecture without having to destroy the environment. Indeed, what is the heritage of today’s architecture in terms of architecture’s identity for the next generations?