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1

What is a sustainable city?

An urban area where residents have a way of life that will last a long time - the environment is not damaged and the economic and social fabric, due to local involvement, are able to stand the test of time.

2

What are the 3 main strands of sustainable urban living?

Water and energy conservation, waste recycling, creating green space

3

What has been done to conserve energy in Newcastle?

Newcastle City Council work with over 600 sites to improve energy efficiency - they manage a £12m energy spend

4

What is done in Newcastle towards water conservation?

Newcastle University are trying to reduce water use on campus by installing aerated shower heads and water meters

5

What is being done towards waste management in Newcastle?

Residents can pay for a brown bin which collects garden waste so it can be composted. They also force people to separate waste wherever possible, increasing recycling rates.Every household has a recycling bin where cardboard, plastics, metals and glass can be recycled.

6

How are Newcastle City Council 'Greening the city'?

There is a large amount of green space including the Town Moor, Exhibition Park and Jesmond Dene

7

Give an example of a sustainable city

BedZED - Beddington, SW London, built 2002 on a brownfield site

8

How is BedZED a sustainable city?

Combined Heat and Power plant designed to burn waste to produce hot water, effluent from toilets is treated on site so it can be re-used, South-Facing windows & triple glazing reduce energy for heating by 81%, 60% of waste recycled by separators in kitchens, good public transport links & car sharing club, roofs covered with plants