What makes an eco-town?


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Inside you will find

  • Explanation of sustainability
  • Information about eco-towns
  • Ways to reduce environmental impact
  • Masterplanning issues with eco-towns
  • Appendix

This will interest

  • Sustainable designers
  • Developers
  • Local authorities
  • Agencies involved in eco-town proposals

This guide, produced jointly by the BioRegional Development Group and CABE, offers timely advice to the agencies involved in developing proposals for England’s eco-towns.

Drawing on BioRegional’s work on building sustainable settlements, and CABE’s understanding of what it takes to create workable and sustainable places, What makes an eco town? challenges the eco-town proposers to be as ambitious as they can. It sets out clear sustainability criteria against which the proposers can judge their plans, and offers ways to monitor progress.

The report is inspired by the government-appointed eco-towns advisory panel, as well as by BioRegional’s ‘one planet living’ approach.