02 Apr '12, 9am

What has happened to the UK’s eco-town ambitions? #ecotown

What has happened to the UK’s eco-town ambitions? #ecotown

‘I think one of the big opportunities with eco-towns is actually around sustainable lifestyle and the idea of creating healthy homes for ordinary working people,’ says Kate Henderson, of the Town and Country Planning Association . Though much of the focus has been on eco-technology aspects of such developments, Henderson says simple things like being able to grow your own food, walk your children to school and afford heating are what such communities are about. Eco-towns offer an opportunity to make this way of life a priority from the beginning. ‘If you’re starting something from scratch, really thinking about those things from the offset, it does create a new opportunity to create a better way of life, a better quality of life,’ she says.

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1302479/wh...

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