Presentation on eco-towns delivered to a conference on Sustainable Urbanisation and the roles of ICTs and infrastructure. The conference was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York on 13 May 2009. Includes presenter’s notes.
The presentation outlines the UK housing and environmental policy context, including:
- Housing need
- Limited space to develop
- Urban flight
- Environmental commitments
- Development technologies
A summary of one of the government’s proposed policy solutions, eco-towns, is given and additional detail is supplied on one of the proposed developments, Pennbury in Leicestershire.