Urban Environment - Eco-Towns

Everything you need to know about eco-towns for your exam.

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What is an eco-town?

  • new settlements with 5,000-15,000 houses
  • eco-settlements
  • carbon-neutral towns
  • towns with own shopping areas and schools
  • community based
  • transport links to normal towns and cities
  • made from disused industrial sites, airfields, etc.

Why are eco-towns being constructed?

  • provides more homes
  • used as examples of sustainable living
  • provides healthy environments.
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