Friday, 24 June 2011

Researching sustainable urban neighbourhoods...

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has recently completed a study into sustainable urban neighbourhoods, such as the Upton development.

Their research was based around the question "Is it possible to meet the nation's growing need for affordable new homes while adapting to change and meeting environmental needs?"

Their summary document outlines the work of the Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods Network (SUNN), which is addressing these issues by studying new and growing developments and communities. Focusing on 'urban extensions' to existing towns and cities, this summary draws on case studies to provide recommendations about the best way for Britain’s house builders and developers to create sustainable new communities.

To read the summary document and find out more about their work CLICK HERE.

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