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Developing sustainable communities in Edinburgh’s South East Wedge: The settlement model and design solution.

Deakin, Mark (2003) Developing sustainable communities in Edinburgh’s South East Wedge: The settlement model and design solution. Journal of Urban Design, 8 (2). pp. 137-148. ISSN 1357-4809

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Sustainable communities are seen as offering the opportunity to manage growth in plan-led and environmentally friendly patterns of settlement. The settlement model put forward and design solution for the development of sustainable communities in the South East Wedge of Edinburgh is examined. It is suggested that while the growth management strategy is clearly plan led, the degree to which the settlement model can be said to be environmentally friendly is questionable. Furthermore, it is suggested this is because the settlement model put forward for the development of sustainable communities in Edinburgh is unable to show whether the design solution advanced is ecologically sound; whether, in particular, the solution is ecologically sound and, because of this, efficient, not only in greening economic development, but also in making it financially viable for plan-led experiments of this kind to produce environmentally friendly patterns of settlement.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1357-4809
Electronic ISSN: 1469 9664
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design; Urban Design; Human Geography; Urban Studies; Town planning; Housing; Ecology; Sustainability;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology > 577 Ecology
700 Arts & recreation > 710 Landscaping & area planning > 711 Area planning
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 307 Communities
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
T Technology > TH Building construction
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Item ID: 2035
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008 17:58
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 16:07
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2035

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