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SUSTAINABLE CITIES

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Howard Price

on 17 November 2014

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Transcript of SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Regenerate old builings like
warehouses for new use such as
residential, business or leisure.
Printworks in Manchester, the church in Gorton that is now an
indoor climbing centre.
reduce - reuse - recycle
reduce the CO2 emissions by reducing the
number of cars.
by using renewable energy such solar power
and wind.
recycle glass, plastic and more household waste
Use wood chippings as bio fuels to
power boilers for heating.reduce emissions by
using electric and hybrid cars and buses.
recycle grey water in the household

Providing open space like parks and
gardens and green areas. Smaller city
parks and city centre spaces improve
the environmental quality and
sustainable. Picadilly Gardens,
Heaton Park, Debdale park. Open space
can also be provided by opening
up canal paths for leisure use.
Sustainable cities HOTRIB and issues
Historical Buildings
open space
Lots of stuff here.
Sustainable
cities will have excellent
public transport networks that are
INTEGRATED for ease of use.
BUs LANES
CAR SHARING and CAR CLUBS
CONGESTION CHARGES
PARK and RIDE
trying to encourage people to use
publice transport and rely less on cars.

INVOLVE COMMUNITIES
often the most difficult to do.
by asking residents and locals what they want you are more likely to provide services they need and these services will be widely used and last longer - this makes them more sustainable
BROWNFIELD
Sites like the old hat factory in Denton which is now Crown Point North and the Etihad stadium site are old brownfield sites often found in the inner city. Inner cities have a large number of brownfield and old factory sites that can be redeveloped and regenerated.
Once developed the new areas often attract professional people who work in the CBD - this is the GENTRIFICATION of an area.
transport
ETHNIC SEGREGATION IN CITIES
groups tend to want to live in areas where same cultures are.
Like to live close to place of worship.
like to live amongst people who speak the same language.
often in cheaper housing of the inner cities.
solutions
to ethnic segregation
multi language leaflets
more female doctors
COFFS - community
outreach workers
More integrated schools
CASE STUDIES for SUSTAINABLE CITIES

Curitiba Brazil city in south of Brazil with 1.8 million people
wants to improve environment, reduce waste, reduce pollution and improve the quality of life for people.
REDUCE CAR USE
great bus system used by 1.4 million people per day
pre pay staions - bus only lanes
cheap fares benefit poorer residents who tend to live on
the edge of city.
200 Km of bike paths in the city
SO POPULAR car use is 25% lower than rest of Brazil Curitiba has some of the lowest levels of air pollution.
PLENTY OF OPEN SPACE - green space up from 0.5m per person
in 1950 to 52 m2 in 1990. 1000 parks added to city in areas prone to flooding so no serious damage if it floods.
Good recycling schemes 70% of rubbish recycled
Residents given food and bus tickets for recycling own waste in areas where streets are too narrow for weekly rubbish collection.
reduction in car use means less pollution and less use of fossil fuels
open spaces
conserves the natural environment people in the future will be able to use them
high levels of recycling means fewer resources are used and less waste goes to landfill
More resources available for people in the future
Curitiba is a nice place to live 99% of residents said they were happy with their town
CURITIBA HAS BEEN A SUCCESS STORY
ISSUES - Housing
Think Hulme Case study
City Challenge
NDC - New Deal for Communities launched by the Labour Gov in 1999 as
a way to help deprived inner city areas.
SOCIAL
ECONOMIC
ENVIRONMENTAL
issues of older inner city areas
Knocked down the old terraced housing and replaced them with the Crescents - damp / cold / rat infested / crime walkways / drug / child safety / unemployment issues
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