Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. This will be done in ways that protect and enhance the physical and natural environment, and use resources and energy as efficiently as possible. One of the core objectives for several sustainable communities is to have maximum care for this planet earth as well as providing sufficient protection. They can work well IF the people who live there buy in to concept (whatever it is). Hilary worked for MSF as Head of Policy and Communications and represented the union on the Labour Party’s National Policy Forum. This goal is reflected in Planning Policy Statement 1: Delivering Sustainable Development2 which sets out the Government’s objectives for the planning system. They are safe and inclusive, well planned, built and run, and offer equality of opportunity and good services for all. Today the team has grown to 18 and is looking to build sugru to become a meaningful brand which can create a movement of repair, improvement and making. She believes that Sugru can help tackle the spread of an increasingly throwaway mindset in society. Inclusion on the 21st Century Challenges website does not equal endorsement. social inclusion, sustainable communities and personal wellbeing. He is a non-executive director of Land Securities plc and Chairman of Business in the Community. He left the Group following the demerger in 1997. His current research interests include consumer behaviour, sustainable energy systems, ecological economics and environmental philosophy.In the last twelve years he has pioneered the development of an ‘adjusted’ measure of economic growth – a ‘green GDP’ – for the UK. Here you will find a merged community due to the collaboration between two housing groups known as Mosaic Commons and Camelot Cohousing. (Source: http://www.statistics.gov.uk). The United Kingdom increased the share of municipal waste recycling from 12 to 39 % between 2001 and 2010. People have utilized the power of the wind for millennia, dating back to the first recorded windmill in Persia between 500 and 900 AD. – Recycling – turning waste materials into new products. From that initial spark of an idea, Jane has led a long and dedicated scientific development process involving a small team of material scientists, designers and business people to develop an entirely new material that could make the idea a reality. The UK is home to a bunch of brilliant music (and cultural) festivals - fact. He was listed among the 100 top digital influencers in 2010 by Wired UK and has previously been recognized by industry professionals as one of most influential 100 individuals who have most contributed to the development and growth of e-commerce and the Internet in the UK over the last decade. But how many of these fantastic festivals are actually doing their bit for the environment? In 2007 he stood for the Deputy Leadership of the Labour Party. Sustainable communities are making all the possible endeavours to eradicate these issues, and they have developed mechanisms to curb these calamities by planning green, building, and growing their own food in sustainable ways. Most of the components were hexagons and triangles, with the odd pentagon to make all the pieces fit together into a dome. Can business, politics and the creative industries help us create a sustainable future? In this article, we are going to focus and provide everything you need to know about social sustainability. Tim Smit, Chief Executive of the Eden Project Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In Abu Dhabi they are creating the world's most sustainable development. In 1999, he was elected as Member of Parliament for Leeds Central. “I think creativity is a critical ingredient in future sustainability, that can change green living from something the ought to do, into something they actually want to do. Another example, and one that has further engaged with the community by actually developing training and providing jobs in the building phase, is Walterton Neighbourhood Builders. Another way to describe the disciplines is “people, profit, and planet” to represents “social, economic, and environment” as the 3 pillars of sustainability. Professor Tim Jackson,  Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of SurreyProfessor of Sustainable Development in the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES) at the University of Surrey. Read about the Ellen MacArthur Foundation who are working towards a circular economy. He was also Chair of the Management Committee of Unions 21 – the trade union think tank. Case study: Curitiba, Brazil Sustainable communities are strong communities. The EU has set a target of 50% of household waste recycyled by 2020. Permaculture, or permanent agriculture, is an important element in sustainable community development. Landfill is becoming less viable due to high costs, land-use issues and greenhouse gas emissions. It’s about taking control and repairing, modifying and evolving the products we own so that they work longer, harder and better for us. Since then, cities across the globe have been exposed to new ideas for a more sustainable existence; in early 2010, following a series of talks by Steffen, Seattle adopted the official goal of transforming itself into the first carbon-neutral city by 2030. Amongst other policies the Sustainable Communities Plan aimed to regenerate the industrial urban belt in northern England, stretching from Hull to Liverpool and provide hundreds of thousands of homes in South East England centred on the key growth areas of the Thames Gateway, around Luton and Milton Keynes, Ashford (Kent), and the wider area around Cambridge. Find out more about sustainable cities by looking at these case studies. Landfill in Britain generates approximately 460,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year. In 1987 he moved to Cornwall during which he discovered the remains of gardens dating back to the 12th century. From 2007 until the 2010 General Election, he was Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The city uses 30% less fuel per capita than the average city in Brazil. He also served as Deputy Leader of the Council. Sustainable Communities Act 2007: decisions on local councils' proposals to improve local areas Published 15 December 2010 Last updated 19 July 2013 — see all updates Sign up to garden waste collection - Brown Bin, Check the Christmas bin collection changes. He developed the Union Learning Fund and was closely involved in the drafting of the Learning Age green paper. An increasing population and changing lifestyles are putting pressure on the earth’s valuable resources. Health and social aspects of sustainability now have the same weight as environmental aspects when it comes to building new communities. The Sawyer Hill EcoVillage is situated in Berlin, Massachusetts. Since January 2003, Tim has been employed at CES under a research fellowship on the ‘social psychology’ of consumer behaviour. The denial dam: Sustainablility. Andy is also an honorary member of the Scientific Committee of AICA (International association for environmental communication) and a trustee of Jonathon Porritt’s sustainable development charity Forum for the Future. A community run backpacker in South Africa Mdumbi, a backpackers on the Wild Coast of South Africa, aims to promote “community involvement and sustainable eco-tourism”.The backpacker prides itself in being fused with the amaXhosa culture of the Eastern Cape, situated deep in the heart of a traditional village. A former President of Ealing Acton Constituency Labour Party, Hilary was elected to Ealing Borough Council in 1979, becoming the youngest ever Chair of the Education Committee. Examples of socially sustainable communities? Between 2002 and 2012, global urban waste doubled from 680 million tons per year to more than 1.3 billion tons per year. Environmental inequality in the United Kingdom is the way in which the quality of the environment differs between different communities in the UK. Places: creating prosperous communities across the UK To actively encourage the use of local and SME suppliers and to inform and involve local communities in our projects It The winter and summer Welsh agricultural shows in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, are both environmental examples of sustainable community initiatives. Positions of all participants were accurate as of the date of the event. Sustainable communities are places where people want to live and work, now and in the future. A "sustainable community" effort consists of a long-term integrated and systems approach to developing and achieving a healthy community by addressing economic, environmental and social issues. Steffen was an environmental journalist in Seattle when he realized that the tools and methods for improving society’s ecological profile by and large already exist — they just need better PR. What exactly is it? What if, instead of having to buy new things all the time, people could adapt and improve the things they already had to work better for them? The Eden Project aims to promote the understanding and responsible management of the vital relationship between plants, people and resources, leading to a sustainable future for all. Triple Bottom Line: The idea that it is important to consider social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability. After two years of restoration, he opened the Lost Gardens of Heligan,  which became the subject of a television documentary and, with 350,000 visitors a year, one of the county’s top tourist attractions in Britian.Tim later co-founded the £80 million initiative, Eden Project in Cornwall, which opened to the public in 2001. It is also where our main office is. A community run backpacker in South Africa Mdumbi, a backpackers on the Wild Coast of South Africa, aims to promote “community involvement and sustainable eco-tourism”.The backpacker prides itself in being fused with the amaXhosa culture of the Eastern Cape, situated deep in the heart of a traditional village. Previously, Andy established the first international Internet agency in 1994 and was a founding director of leading British new media company Online Magic which merged with Agency.com in 1997. Is it the key concept of the age, or has it become meaningless?, Geographical Magazine, March 2015, Measuring sustainability across scales, Geography Directions, February 2015, Consumption, behavior change and sustainability, Geography Directions, June 2013, Opportunities for sustainability, Geography Directions, September 2010. Transport systems are central to sustainable place-making, from sustaining the viability of remote rural communities to reducing carbon emissions within eco-cities. Located just three miles west of downtown Los Angeles , the Los Angeles Ecovillage (LAEV) is a community of 500 residents seeking to have minimal impact on the environment while also providing a fulfilling way of life [source: Los Angeles Eco-Village ]. Stuart began his career in retail at Marks & Spencer in 1972, before going on to the Burton Group in 1989, becoming Chief Executive of the Multiples Division in 1994. Energy – changes in the national grid from coal to gas as well as renewable technologies. Sustainable living. Since 1991, ISC has worked with thousands of communities, organizations, institutions and companies in more than 30 countries. 21st Century Challenges held a panel discussion on 1 December 2010 to discuss the issue. With the ever rising demand to build more homes and create more communities, are we in danger of creating socially dysfunctional environments? The Sustainable Communities Network website connects citizens with the resources they need to implement innovative processes and programs to restore the economic, environmental, and social health and vitality of their communities. Hilary Benn was voted by his fellow MPs as Minister of the Year in the 2006 and 2007 House Magazine Awards. Intentional sustainable communities are rather idealistic and generally have a homogeneous population. The story behind the world-famous eco-development. Nicola Bacon . What are some examples of Sustainable Development? In 2012 35% of municipal waste was recylced in Europe, an increase of 12% from 2001. Stuart was Chief Executive of Argos plc in 1998 and later became Chief Executive of Booker plc. After having researched 12 of the biggest social issues that unsustainable communities face, we have analysed various examples of organisations in the UK that are trying to solve these issues and we have assessed them according to our fund’s investment criteria: how innovative, scalable, commercially viable, inclusive and evidence-based they are. This site uses cookies from WordPress.com and selected partners. Before re-joining Marks & Spencer as Chief Executive in 2004 he was Chief Executive of Arcadia Group plc from 2000 until 2002. But how many of these fantastic festivals are actually doing their bit for the environment? Fostering a strong sense of community and building partnerships among key stakeholders are also important elements of such efforts. The denial dam: Sustainablility. In Campaign Magazine he has been voted New Media Innovator of the Year and named by industry peers as one of the most admired digital pioneers. ( Log Out /  Sustainable communities are popping up all over the place, which is a very good sign that this way of living is working. Business in the Community is working with business to accelerate the pace and scale of action to deliver against the Global Goals. On the other hand, recent years have seen a rise in public’s awareness of placemaking, social equity, and livable communities, while globally urban … Suppliers and contractors must meet these sustainability requirements in order to win work. He was appointed CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2002 New Years Honours List and awarded the Kilgerran Award of the Foundation for Science and Technology in 2003. RGS-IBG is not responsible for the content of external internet sites. For sustainability to be achieved within a city, a number of areas need to be tackled and improved: Transport – cars are the largest Green house gas producer and thus improving fuel efficiency is the most important means of cutting emissions, Energy – changes in the national grid from coal to gas as well as renewable technologies, Water – reduction in demand and increased efficiency of appliances. responsible for 40% of UK construction. Sustainability is the ability to meet the needs of the current generation without compromi… However, for the majority of places, both in the UK and across Europe and beyond, we are now trying to design social sustainability (back) in to our places and communities. “Sustainability means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Today Tim Smit is a well renowned and successful business man, however he began as an archaeologist before taking an unexpected leap into the music business, working as both a song-writer and producer receiving seven platinum and gold discs. For example, people on a street may want to start their own running club. example of other international institutions in identifying a core set of headline indicators to highlight sustainable development priorities for users and government. The main complex consists of a series of connected geodesic domes (biomes), which were designed using 3D computer modelling. The need for waste management is closely interlinked with the topic of climate change. As European MD then Chairman from 2003-2009, Andy helped guide and was a spokesperson for Agency.com with his unique insight into the continual evolution of the interactive medium. Is it the key concept of the age, or has it become meaningless? Quite a tall order. It was established as one of the Landmark Millennium Projects to mark the year 2000 in the UK, opening to the public in March 2001. Alex Steffen is cofounder and executive editor of WorldChanging.com. Examples of Sustainable Community initiatives. He also won the Channel 4 Politicians’ Politician Award in 2006. Part blog and part eco-activist street team, WorldChanging.com serves as a clearinghouse of information and inspiration dedicated to increasing sustainability and livability into the 21st century, emphasizing solutions over problems. The designs were fed directly to a machine shop, where an automated production line computer controlled the cutting of the components. E policy@rgs.org. In 2009 he co-founded ‘internet of things’ software company Evrythng.net. Sugru is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. After serving as a minister at the Department for International Development and the Home Office, he was appointed to the Cabinet as the Secretary of State for International Development in 2003. © 2015 - 2016 21st Century Challenges, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Social Sustainability is one of the three disciplines of sustainability, other than Social, the other two disciplines are economic and environmental sustainability. “…we have to change, not a little, but radically. Jane was studying product design at the Royal College of Art in London in 2003, when she had a big idea. Sustainable Community Projects - Starting Up, Characteristics of a Sustainable Community, Sustainability, Other Initiatives and Projects, What can I do to make Stafford more sustainable, Sustainable Food Production and Healthy Eating. In June 2010, Green Thing was awarded the annual prize at the Cinemambiente (Environmental Film Festival) in Turin for “Communicating The Kyoto Protocol”. Liz Wootton explores the best sustainable festivals in Britain, so you can enjoy all the festival-vibes without destroying the atmosphere. In approaching sustainable urban development, we need a model that follows good practice already current in Britain – see examples of Land Trusts (below) -- and one that actually starts with the social/community perspective first, as the base for building a sound ecological and economic future. Sustainable mobility. Water – reduction in … You might think sustainable communities have to be set in the country, but that's not true. ( Log Out /  For me a classic example of a successful sustainable community is the BedZED development in south London. In Abu Dhabi they are creating the world's most sustainable development. A sustainable community manages its human, natural, and financial capital to meet current needs while ensuring that adequate resources are available for future generations. – Reuse of certain waste items What exactly is it? Green Thing has won “Best Green Digital” two years in a row at the prestigious UK Green Awards. Stuart was knighted in 2008 for services to the retail industry and corporate social responsibility. Many fundamental aspects of sustainable place-making, including the development of more sustainable systems of transport, food production and distribution, energy and waste management, and housing provision, depend on where and how people live. By 2025 it is anticipated that the world’s urban population will be producing 2.2 billion tons per year. This article is more than 8 years old. Many of these communities are self-sufficient and designed in a way that residents can easily get from point a to point b… either by walking or utilizing some type of non-motorized vehicle such as a bicycle. In permaculture, people work with nature instead of against it so that the land and resources will continue to be available for posterity. RGS-IBG switchboard/general enquiries: T +44 (0)207 591 3000 World Changing, a sprawling 600-page collection of content from the website combined with new material, was published in 2006 to wide acclaim. In Stafford Borough we are committed to supporting stronger, cohesive and more caring communities, which are economically robust and environmentally aware. Sustainability targets have been set for all public sector construction. It is a small, mixed-use community that has been developed with very energy-efficient housing with access to social facilities, public transport and so on. E 21cc@rgs.org Bournemouth was the top performer, according to the study. If the barrier needs Government action to remove it, local authorities can ask government to remove it. The Government has also set out a Sustainable Communities plan which it expects sustainable construction to play a major part in delivering. Jane and the Sugru team have not looked back since their first 1,000 packs sold out in just 6 hours in December 2009. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and other materials including some plastics. Steffen and friend Jamais Cascio co-founded WorldChanging.com to provide that PR, linking to and posting stories by dozens of contributors around the world on everything from consumer activism and sustainable farming to alternative energy and green building projects, to technology, globalization, and human rights. Change ). The ecovillages lie on 65 acres of land, somewhere near Worcester, Massachusetts. Are there any examples around the world, which give us good case studies for further investigation of the successes of socially sustainable communities? The UK is home to a bunch of brilliant music (and cultural) festivals - fact. The idea for BedZED was conceived in 1997. In the UK there are four ‘eco-towns’. Wind Energy. Sustainability Development Indicators (SDIs): The UK Government are working with DEFRA to create a list of indicators for UK sustainability. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. What is the Eden Project?The Eden Project attracts over 1 million visitors each yearThe Eden Project was constructed in a 160-year-old exhausted china clay quarry at Bodelva, near St. Austell, in Cornwall. Not later, but now. Southern cities outperform rest of UK in terms of environmental sustainability. 3. Adapting to climate change and low carbon living, Cities, growth and rebalancing the UK economy, Achieving sustainable flood-risk management in the UK, Natural resources: Food, water and energy. 70% of the city’s waste is recycled Highly effective Bus Rapid Transport system. 3. Recycle for London works in partnership with The Greater London Authority and Waste and Resources Action Programme with three principle objectives: – Reduction of waste From ending extreme poverty and hunger, to ensuring resilient communities, to ensuring water security, to sustaining life on land and life below water, this agenda defines the world we want in 2030. Currently Andy consults on digital media and serves as a non-executive director for various online businesses. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Permaculture includes animal husbandry as well … “We are now coming face to face with the consequences of our extraordinary ability to interact with the Earth; to make things, to create things, to build things, to change things” Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP. They meet the diverse needs of existing and future residents, are sensitive to their environment, and contribute to a high quality of life. One not included in this list, which is “interesting” is Slab City (Southern California) has been around for some time. It uses regenerative agriculture as a base to live in harmony with nature. An enthusiastic and fast-growing online community of thousands of Sugru users across the world are sharing their ideas to fix, repair and ‘hack’ things better. He contested Ealing North in the 1983 and 1987 General Elections. Its applications are therefore practically unlimited, with thousands of differnt ideas posted on online. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh is the Irish inventor and CEO of sugru, an innovative new product which Time magazine named alongside the iPad as one of the 50 best inventions of 2010. They illustrate how community action is essential to achieve sustainable development. ” Andy Hobsbawm. Consumption, behavior change and sustainability. He played a leading role in putting the Climate Change Act and the Marine and Coastal Access Act on the statute book, and he established the South Downs National Park. The best example of a real Sustainable Community is Saint Michael's Sustainable Community in Costa Rica. In 2010, Curitiba was awarded the Global Sustainable City Award for its successful sustainable urban development. 1. Not with today’s business thinking but with a new set of skills.”. ( Log Out /  The indicators provide an overview of national progress towards a more sustainable economy, society and environment. In the UK there are four ‘eco-towns’. Since 2007, people from 205 countries/territories have saved over one million tonnes of CO2. Hilary is the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, formerly holding the position of Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. These were then numbered and delivered to the site flat packed, complete with assembly instructions. Andy co-founded award-winning environmental movement Green Thing (Dothegreenthing.com) which inspires people to lead a greener life. In Stafford Borough we are committed to supporting stronger, cohesive and more caring communities, which are economically robust and environmentally aware. It is about meeting the diverse needs of different communities to create a better quality of life and future for all. ( Log Out /  The Sustainable Communities Act 2007 provides an opportunity for communities to identify legislative barriers that prevent them from improving the sustainability of their local areas and discuss them with their local authorities. Jane is passionate about promoting a culture of repair, creativity and resourcefulness, one which she feels has been lost in recent generations. Sustainable community development includes residents taking a more active role in food production. Stuart was appointed Executive Chairman in June 2008. This report discusses how hundreds of communities across … Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. These differences are felt across a number of aspects of the environment, including air pollution, access to green space and exposure to flood risk. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! An older person may also need help with shopping and someone on their street might be interested in doing this. Build socially sustainable communities. Quite a tall order. Sustainable communities are strong communities. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Following Labour’s 1997 General Election victory, Hilary was appointed as special adviser to the Rt Hon David Blunkett MP, Secretary of State for Education and Employment. He was the Prime Minister’s Africa Personal Representative and was responsible for the establishment of the UN Central Emergency Relief Fund. Completed in 2002, the UK’s first large-scale, mixed-use sustainable community comprises 100 homes, office space, a college and community facilities. Transport – cars are the largest Green house gas producer and thus improving fuel efficiency is the most important means of cutting emissions. Sugru, a play on the Irish word ‘súgradh’ meaning ‘play’, is a new silicone that’s like play-doh or modelling clay that you can form into whatever shape you like before it air cures into a tough, flexible, colourful silicone rubber. In 2015, the world agreed to an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The community produces far more food and water then it needs. 21st Century Challenges is a programme run by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). However, there are some great examples of where this is happening and where communities, neighbourhoods and groups are working together to reduce their carbon footprint, minimise their waste, adopt healthier and more active lifestyles, and generally become more eco-friendly. We focus on how companies can bring about structural and lasting social, environmental and economic changes through running their businesses responsibly. 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