4Building SustainableNeighbourhoods and Communities

This chapter looks at the nature of community and design, construction and living in a more sustainable environment. Examples ranging from a new social housing project to an alternative community established in response to social deprivation are discussed as spaces in which to live and from which to learn. The chapter comprises sections on:

•  Changing places;

•  Parish maps and community gardens;

•  Towards building sustainable communities;

•  Designing sustainable communities;

•  Learning ecologies; and

•  Spaces to live, spaces from which to learn.


The Eden Project, the Earth Centre and the Centre for Alternative Technology all attempt (or attempted) to reach out into various ...

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