Key features of a sustainable city
- Resources and services in the city are accessible to all.
- Public transport is seen as a viable alternative to cars.
- Public transport is safe and reliable.
- Walking and cycling is safe.
- Areas of open space are safe, accessible and enjoyable.
- Wherever possible, renewable resources are used instead of non-renewable resources.
- Waste is seen as a resource and is recycled wherever possible.
- New homes are energy efficient.
- There is access to affordable housing.
- Community links are strong and communities work together to deal with issues such as crime and security.
- Cultural and social amenities are accessible to all.
- Inward investment is made to the CBD.
A sustainable city will grow at a sustainable rate and use resources in a sustainable way.
Think of the town or city you live in, or nearby, and ask yourself the following questions:
- Could it be more sustainable?
- Do people walk, cycle or use public transport rather than cars?
- Are there enough safe open spaces, services and cultural amenities for everyone?
- Is there enough investment in the city centre?
- Is there a strong sense of community?
- Is waste recycled?
- Is there affordable housing for everyone?
- Are homes energy-efficient?
- Do they use renewable energy?
Geography GCSE Resources
This page provides links to a wide range of geography resources, case studies, tests and revision notes for Edexcel Geography GCSE Syllabus A and other UK GCSE and A level geography examinations.
These geography resources cover settlements and urban land use, urban management, population and resources, coasts and coastal management, rivers and river management, weather and climate, glaciation, sustainable development, agriculture and economic activity, high-tech industry, managing ecosystems, tourism and tourism management, and geographical skills.
The resources include comprehensive revision notes, glossaries, unique case studies, coursework advice and assistance, and geography tests. Tests include multiple choice, map reading role play simulations and automated essay marking. All tests come complete with security-checked certificate awards.
Case studies help support many GCSE Geography examination courses and are linked from several text book publishers including Nelson Thornes and Prentice Hall.
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