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Duany jets into UK for sustainable communities roadshow

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March 1 2010

Duany jets into UK for sustainable communities roadshow
Andres Duany has jetted into the UK in order to conduct a series of charettes aimed at establishing three new towns.

A trio of urban communities are planned for Grandhome & Whitestripes, Aberdeen; Ladyfield, Dumfries and Lochgelly, Fife, in a bid to raise the quality of life in those areas whilst reducing environmental impact.

Largest of the schemes is Aberdeen which would see 7,000 homes developed on greenfield land on the outskirts of the city.

Duany is in the country as part of the Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative, a government backed policy to reduce carbon emissions and help the country meet climate change targets.

Of his cross country tour Duany said: “"Given the diversity of sites it should be possible to explore a broad range of techniques, all in the hopes of contributing to the new planning system being developed for Scotland.

"I very much enjoy working with the spirit of innovation and debate which is in the air."
Farm and woodland will make way for 7,000 new homes in Aberdeen
Farm and woodland will make way for 7,000 new homes in Aberdeen
The town will be integrated within Aberdeen's northern suburbs
The town will be integrated within Aberdeen's northern suburbs

2 Comments

Ecoworrier
#1 Posted by Ecoworrier on 1 Mar 2010 at 16:19 PM
Building on farm and woodland and greenfield? How ecologically sound and sustainable is that then? And why jet in Duany? Is there no-one in this country capable of masterplanning? Or, indeed, joined up thinking?
Coling72501
#2 Posted by Coling72501 on 9 Mar 2010 at 08:38 AM
If growth is inevitable, if not required/mandated, it is not so much -where- we build, as much as -how- we build. There have been too many bad examples of sprawl that has proliferated in the UK. This seems to be an opportunity to examine a new approach to a more sustainable form of compact, walkable growth that has been forgotten in Scotland and the rest of the region.

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