One Planet Communities

One Planet Communities

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How can we create sustainable zero carbon communities cost-effectively at the same time as increasing the probability of people leading happy and healthy lives? Written from the perspective of practical experience gained from world-leading projects such as Beddington Zero fossil Energy Development (BedZED), One Brighton and Masdar City, this book provides a clear overview and simple insights for students, interested individuals and professionals in all areas of the property development and planning industries - including architecture, planning, engineering, surveying, development management, finance, legal, sales and marketing and estates management. It combines leading edge thinking with simple practical advice in this fast emerging field.In the often confused realm of sustainable development, the book starts with the question of how to turn sustainability from an abstract concept into a clear framework on which to base practical design, development, long-term management and governance decisions. It describes One Planet Living, the approach which links the science of ecological footprinting to a simple framework of principles, and how the framework is being applied to create a coherent approach to projects in the UK, Europe, USA, South Africa, the Middle East, China and Australia, It also draws on other examples of best practice from around the world.A number of these spaces are not full size, but a#39;smart cara#39; spaces for micro-cars. ... residents are required to purchase a permit if they wish to keep a private car at BedZED, but permits are half price for smart cars and free for electric vehicles. ... Car clubs are like car hire, but available for as little as an hour at a time - sometimes described as pay- as-you-go motoring. ... To ensure you can use a car when you need it, they can be booked over the internet or by telephone in a few seconds.

Title:One Planet Communities
Author:Pooran Desai
Publisher:Wiley - 2009-10-23


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