23 Feb '13, 9am

New call for Smart Growth approaches to new housing, transport and development this week - great ideas here

A new alliance of civic, environmental and transport bodies including the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) , Campaign for Better Transport , and Civic Voice , today calls for a radically new ‘Smart Growth’ (1) approach which they want adopted for any new large scale developments. They are backed by respected figures from all three main political parties, including Tory grandee and former Environment Secretary Lord Deben (John Gummer). The alliance believes that the low-density, car orientated suburban schemes of the 1970s or 1980s, like Milton Keynes or Bradley Stoke in Bristol, are not the way forward. Instead, for example, new development should blend the well-designed family terraced housing with gardens of a typical British Edwardian suburb (2), with cutting edge practice from across the world, such as recently developed ‘eco-suburbs’ in Freiburg (Germany) and ...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/media/20-feb-smart-growth

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