Sustainable Development In Cities


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  • The Green Building at Macintosh Village sets new standards in ecological home design and is one of the most environmentally advanced residential buildings in the country. Designed by internationally renowned architects Terry Farrell & Partners, features include: A roof-mounted wind turbine that will generate electrical power for communal areas Solar energy for hot water generation will be harnessed using roof-mounted panels The building is designed to achieve a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to that of an average apartment building Highly efficient communal gas boilers serve the underfloor heating system Facilities throughout the building will separate waste to maximise recycling Energy bills will be significantly reduced by a SAP rating of at least 100 and with the majority of appliances being A-rated There are considerable savings in water consumption, around 40% compared with the average home On the ground floor of the building there will be a doctors surgery and a nursery school Contained within a cylindrical drum, the central atrium allows plenty of natural light and ventilation into the apartments and a state of the art computerised system will optimise the control of active elements such as the atrium windows. In summary, The Green Building is a whole new concept in city living, uniquely eco-friendly and breathing new life into the heart of Manchester. 
  • Sustainable Development In Cities

    1. 1. Sustainable Development in Cities<br />Monday, 16 November 2009<br />
    2. 2. Learning Objectives<br />By the end of the lesson you:<br />MUSTbe able to define the key term sustainable development.<br />SHOULD be able to describe the different aspects of sustainable development.<br />MAY be able to explain why certain things are sustainable and others are not sustainable.<br />
    3. 3. Sustainable Development – Development that will improve our lives, and not lead to problems in the future. <br />There are three strands:<br />Economic<br />Social<br />Environmental<br />
    4. 4. Watch Future Sustainable Cities<br /><br />
    5. 5. Mr. Barrs and Mrs. Martin have decided to sell off the playing fields to turn them into a landfill site (a rubbish dump).<br />Is this sustainable?<br />
    6. 6. Economic, Social or Environmental<br />Economic<br />To do with:<br /><ul><li> Money and wealth
    7. 7. Earning a living</li></ul>Social<br />To do with:<br /><ul><li> How we live with our lives.
    8. 8. What we do in our leisure time.
    9. 9. Our Health
    10. 10. Our Education
    11. 11. Our relationships with others.</li></ul>Environmental<br />To do with:<br /><ul><li> Our impact on the natural environment (air, rivers, climate, wildlife ....)
    12. 12. The quality and look of our built environment (homes, streets, railway stations...)</li></li></ul><li>The next seven images show examples of Sustainable Development in Cities.How do they show Sustainable Development?<br />
    13. 13. Flickr User: tonyhall<br />
    14. 14. Flickr User: terry wha<br />
    15. 15. FlickrUser: Danny McL<br />
    16. 16. Flickr User: Funidium<br />
    17. 17. Flickr User: Doublegrande<br />
    18. 18. Flickr User: Dandelucia<br />
    19. 19. Flickr User: Dissonanc3<br />
    20. 20. Complete the following activities.<br />Do not write on the sheet!<br />
    21. 21. Plenary<br />Watch the following video clip (4 minutes) and note down what the city has been done to the city to make it sustainable.<br /><br />