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Scotland plans low carbon towns

March 5th, 2010

villagecottage_12Proposals to build low carbon communities in Scotland have been outlined in workshops across the country with the help of an internationally-renown designer.

Andres Duany helped teams draw up blueprints for new projects of differing scales yesterday (March 1st), which could will see new sustainable developments created or existing neighbourhoods altered to meet eco-friendly specifications.

One example of such a scheme is the Ladyfield project in Dumfries, which aims to construct 400 energy-efficient homes along with new business premises that will allow local residents to walk to work more easily.

Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon commented that it is important new measures are introduced that help the country meet its “ambitious” climate change targets.

“Creating sustainable communities will help us become less reliant on fuel consumption and boost our standard of living,” she added.

Andres Duany co-founded Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company in 1980, which has designed more than 300 new and existing communities globally.

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