Sustainable Neighborhoods. Infrastructure for the Self-Contained City

18 July

Cities all around the world seeing emerging carbon-neutral communities that are designed and built based on the principles of sustainable development. These eco-minded communities are equipped to self-supply the necessary resources. Solar panels on roofs and facades generate energy and redistribute it into the smart electricity networks. Rain water harvesting and conservation systems replenish water supply. Miniature gardens on the side or on the top of the buildings provide the community with fresh vegetables. Adopting this approach to community design can help reduce their ecological footprint and encourages community members to actively engage in local waste distribution and recycling and become environmentally conscious consumers.

  • Which resource management and engagement principles form the basis of sustainable communities?
  • How is the infrastructure of eco-friendly communities connected to the city networks?
  • How can we scale up the practice of environmentally conscious design?