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. environmental threshold for individual homes to meet level 4 of the Code of Sustainable Homes, […]

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 towns, from both sides, ie both those planning and those opposing: But what is most […]

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: what if in 10 years or so this is the common persons car, the one […]

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, Chester, Colchester, Leighton Buzzard, Southend, Shrewsbury, Southport and Woking – named as demonstration areas for […]

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 Vadera comments “Our aim is to become a world leader in sustainable construction” (Building). Time […]

whats wrong with this picture

Welcome to Sherford, the Prince of Wales’s south Devon ecotown for 12,000 people, which has recently been granted planning permission. With a typical car based high street. I read recently if you take the basic elements of a sustainable community – living, shopping, working, leisure etc and move them outside of the walk zone, then […]