What makes an eco-town?

A report from BioRegional and CABE inspired by the eco-towns challenge panel

Advice for the agencies involved in developing proposals for England’s eco-towns.

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What makes an eco-town?

This report, 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. It seeks to show how all developers, not just the eco-town proposers, can build in sustainability.

Published on 24 September 2008

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