Sustainability and London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Key word Glossory

Sustainability and London’s 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Key word Glossory

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Sustainability and London's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic
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Key words glossary
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Sustainable Development Sustainable development (SD) is a pattern of growth in which resource
use aims to meet human needs while preserving the environment so
that these needs can be met not only in the present, but also for
generations to come.
legacy Something handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from
the past
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Affordable housing Houses that a certain community can afford
Brownfield sites Brownfield sites are abandoned or underused industrial and
commercial facilities available for re-use.
Greenfield sites Greenfield land is a term used to describe undeveloped land in a city or
rural area either used for agriculture, landscape design, or left to
naturally evolve
vegetation Vegetation is a general term for the plant life of a region
fauna Fauna or fauna is all of the animal life of any particular region or time.
renewable Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such
as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat
irrigation Irrigation is the artificial application of water to the land or soil.
Ethnic minorities A group that has a different cultural tradition to the majority of the
population.
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venues A sport venue is a building, structure, or place in which a sporting
competition is held
Environmentally friendly Materials that have a low eco foot print and do not affect the
materials environment in a negative way.
derelict Abamdentment of property
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connected
gridlocked a traffic jam so bad that no movement is possible.
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Multiple deprivation A situation where people are deprived in respect of a number of
attributes such as income, housing, healthcare and education
regenerate restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state
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Ethnically diverse The definition of ethnic diversity in my opinion, is a variety of
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Tube station The London Underground (often shortened to the Underground) is a
rapid transit system in the United Kingdom, serving a large part of
Greater London and some parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire
and Essex.
compensation In law, damages is an award, typically of money, to be paid to a
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sequestered or offset, or buying enough carbon credits to make
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