Ecotowns or Egotowns?
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A sustainable solution to the UK’s housing crisis, or a flimsy excuse for high-profile, profitable construction activity in the green belt? Architects may love them, but most ecologists are sceptical. Eco-town proposals have attracted controversy, with local residents alleging that their environment will be irrevocably damaged with the arrival of sprawling new estates, thousands of cars and the loss of important wildlife habitats.
Drawing upon live audience opinion, the lecture will weigh up the evidence for and against ‘ecotowns’.
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