Newly Reborn Cities Must Be An Engine For Sustainable Growth

A national centre dedicated to building sustainable communities is part of a British government scheme to modernise urban planning.
April 22, 2004, 12pm PDT | Zvi Leve
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Britain's Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott wants to "re-educate planners and councillors so that they no longer allow housing estates or shopping centres to be dumped on the edge of towns or in the middle of the countryside." He wants councillors to "veto developments that lack the right mixture of houses, jobs, transport and other services," and "to redevelop regional cities on sustainable lines."

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Published on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 in The Guardian Unlimited
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