Eco-Suburbs, Not Just Eco-Towns

As the U.K. experiments with building environmentally-friendly "eco-towns", Peter Hetherington of The Guardian argues that they should also be greening up Britain's vast suburbs.

"[W]hy the obsession always with "new" towns? Why not, for instance, create eco-neighbourhoods in the inner-city alongside a suburban regeneration drive? Eco-suburbs should become as important a part of the new housing vocabulary as any ecotown. Why? Because around 80% of the population lives in suburbia, in its various forms."

Full Story: Outer-city, out of mind?

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