Tag Archives: eco-towns

a welcome for tougher eco towns

The Guardian reports today that Caroline Flint has toughend up the eco town requirements: the whole development should be “zero-carbon”, including business sites, and the average home should be within a 10-minute walk of frequent public transport and neighbourhood services. … Continue reading

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more on eco towns …

Two articles today that bring a worthwhile and balanced view to the eco-town debate: So, just how green will the eco-towns be? The plan to build 10 new eco-towns across the UK has been beset by fierce local opposition and … Continue reading

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ecotowns – small steps in the right direction and stop …

There may be one or two things as important for humanity’s future, but nothing is more important than ecocities. a great, insight, article by Richard Register on Eco Cities, which here in the UK may give another view on eco … Continue reading

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an eco car for your eco home?

Dont you just love this.? The eco car to go with your eco home, if your allowed one that is. Futurist, and Shaping Tomorrow colleague, CindyFW over in Kansas brought this to my attention through a recent twitter. I muse: … Continue reading

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isite radar and roundup monday 23rd june

Last week was a busy one so not too much posting here, but below are a few of the items that caught my eye Bristol is to become the first cycle city with 11 others – York, Stoke, Blackpool, Cambridge, … Continue reading

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eco towns or eco slums?

Lengthy and informative article by Charlotte Hunt-Grubbe on the Sunday Times website provides a good overview of the background, current status and future of the eco town initaive. Starting with a dream: Across the fair face of Albion, to the … Continue reading

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sustainable construction commitments launched

The UK Government today launches its Sustainable Construction Strategy, with a whole raft of targets, measures and reporting mechanisms. It seems like it has been a long time coming, the consultation period being most of last year. Construction minister Shriti … Continue reading

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