Systematic Literature Review on Sustainable Construction Strategies for the Development of Affordable Housing

Traci Lee Ferlito, Innocent Musonda, Motheo Meta Tjebane, Adetayo Onososen

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The building industry plays a critical role in attaining sustainable development. Despite its substantial contribution to nation-building, the construction industry has a significant environmental impact in both industrialized and developing countries. Even though sustainability is a global issue, developing countries must approach it differently than developed countries, and alternative strategies must be embraced and implemented. In this research, SLR was performed to understand sustainable construction strategies for the development of affordable housing. Using the PRISMA model, we selected and analyzed 22 papers published between 2011 and 2021. The publications were sourced from ScienceDirect, Scopus, Emerald Insight, Sage Journals and Engineering Village through conferences and journals. The systematic review indicates using affordable, locally sourced building material as a sustainable, affordable housing development strategy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, CITC 2022 - Amman, Jordan
Duration: 16 May 202219 May 2022


  • Construction
  • Housing
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable
  • Systematic Literature Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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