Design – Theme 3

The Biosphere Eco-City (BEC) model divides sustainability into broad areas of interest. These Ten Themes provide a clear focus for discussion and action. Because they are concrete, they are also easy to understand. Discussion groups, based on Themes, can bring together people who share common interests. It furthers cooperation.
The design of the urban area has a significant impact on sustainable development and quality of life. For example, a compact city design makes mass transit more viable, encourages walking and (by reducing automobile use) makes neighbourhoods safer. Also, the use of natural materials (e.g. stone and wood) for buildings may save energy and reduce pollution (produced in the manufacture of materials).

Database Entries from Design Theme

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