Sustainable Locations

Sustainable Building Around the World

By |2021-05-24T08:22:31+00:00February 28, 2008|Sustainable Locations|

Sustainable building has taken off round the world, with developments happening in one country being copied and improved upon in another. This is in part due to increased media coverage and social awareness of the issues affecting the environment through climate change, and an understanding of the need to use [...]

Urban Reclamation: Using Existing Buildings

By |2021-05-24T08:22:31+00:00October 12, 2006|Sustainable Locations|

Urban reclamation is essentially reclaiming space in the city for a community's use again, either for housing, leisure, or business. The space is likely to have been used before, and may consist of derelict or abandoned buildings, waste ground, or part-used space. The land and/or buildings may have contamination issues, [...]

Principles of Sustainable Development

By |2021-05-24T08:22:31+00:00October 9, 2006|Sustainable Locations|

The concept of Sustainable Development essentially means keeping current development within sustainable levels, thus protecting the needs and resources of both the environment and human population, in the longer term. This term, the principles of Sustainable Development, originally came from the Bruntland Report in 1987, written up in the book [...]

Where to Site a Sustainable Development

By |2021-05-24T08:22:32+00:00September 19, 2006|Sustainable Locations|

To site your building sustainably, several considerations must be made. Firstly, it is crucial to take a long-term view of constructing a building on this piece of land. The nature of developing sustainably means that due consideration must be given to the future conditions (environmental, geographical, urban or rural, etc) [...]

Greenfield Sites

By |2021-05-24T08:22:21+00:00September 15, 2006|Sustainable Locations|

Greenfield sites are areas of land, usually agricultural or amenity land, which are being considered for urban development. This is a highly contentious issue, particularly in the UK, where the development of land is split between Greenfield and brownfield sites. It becomes contentious, and political, due to a limited amount [...]

Transport Links to New Build Developments

By |2021-05-24T08:22:40+00:00August 14, 2006|Sustainable Locations|

One of the primary considerations with any site is access and transportation. They are key factors in the success of any development; communities that aren't readily accessible both inside and outside their boundaries simply aren't sustainable. Access means safe, secure and healthy movement for all, whether old and young, rich [...]

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