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Developing sustainable communities: Edinburgh's settlement model and design solution.

Deakin, Mark (2004) Developing sustainable communities: Edinburgh's settlement model and design solution. Open House International, 29 (4). pp. 38-47. ISSN 1464-3332

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Sustainable communities are seen as offering the opportunity to manage growth in plan-led and environmentally-friendly patterns of settlement. This paper examines the settlement model put forward for the development of sustainable communities in the South East Wedge of Edinburgh. It suggests that while the growth management strategy is clearly plan-led, the degree to which the design solution can be said to be environmentally-friendly is questionable. The paper goes on to suggest this is because the settlement model put forward for the development of urban villages and neighbourhoods – as sustainable communities - in Edinburgh’s South East Wedge, is unable to say whether the design solution advanced is ecologically sound. Whether, in particular, the solution advanced in Edinburgh is ecologically sound and because of this, not only efficient in greening economic development, but in also making it financially viable for the South East Wedge to produce environmentally-friendly patterns of settlement.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1464-3332
Electronic ISSN: 1757-5605
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable communities; settlement model; Edinburgh; South west; environment; green planning;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Sustainable Construction
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 307 Communities
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Item ID: 4846
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 14:49
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2013 09:09
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4846

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