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“What is Land for?; - Eco-Towns: Will they be Eco-? Can they become Towns?”

There has been growing controversy over the government's proposals for up to ten "eco-towns", designed to become exemplar models for sustainable 21st_century living which will meet the challenge of climate change. Will they be Eco-? Can they become Towns?”


There has been growing controversy over the government's proposals for up to ten "eco-towns", designed to become exemplar models for sustainable 21st_century living which will meet the challenge of climate change. Leading environmental organisations have challenged the selection process which has led to the shortlisting of fifteen candidates, claiming that in many cases their location - at some distance from existing cities and towns - will make them highly car-dependent and thus unsustainable in an age of increasing scarcity and rising cost of fossil fuel.
Professor Hall is President of the Town and Country Planning Association, which has been closely associated with the government in this initiative and has produced the worksheets that have set out the criteria on which eco-towns should be assessed. He is also a member of the government's Eco-Towns Challenge Panel, a group of environmental experts who are meeting with the promoters to help them improve their environmental offer.


Speaker(s):

Professor Peter Hall | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 November 2008 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX
020 7679 1069
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/environment/ecssociety/index.shtml
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Organised by:

Ecology and Conservation Studies Society
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