THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABILITY FROM AN ARCHITECTUIRAL VIEW
Libya is considered a virgin land for sustained development, and with its small population, the country’s productivity and consumption are still insignificant. Libya’s architectural heritage, which remains untainted by the pollution problems which plague more industrial countries. The most important problems facing the country are desertification and limited water supply. The failure of the Libyan State to enact laws to address these problems has contributed to their increase.
This article deals with the concept of sustainability and its relation to the architecture science and its intellectual and cultural dimensions. In addition, the local efforts in Libya that aim to set up a local plan for coping with the international efforts and the resulting work rules regarding this concern. The researcher used the literature review as a method to focus on the pervious points. This study arrived at an important recommendation that the Libyan authorities should focus on the importance of developing educational curricula especially in the field of architectural engineering and urban planning so as to cope with the theories and principles of sustainable architecture.