Developing urban ecovillages

Creating urban eco-communities
Building ecological neighbourhoods in cities
1. An urban ecovillage is a human scale neighbourhood where people know their neighbours and care about them. People can live close to where they work and play and have access to other essential services without use of automobiles. Together, neighbours try to minimize waste and pollution of all kinds. Ecovillages work with surrounding neighbourhoods and the city at large to bring a whole systems perspective to urban planning and community development activities.

2. Reforming cities into ecological settlements is practical. It is inconsistent to develop ecovillages on undeveloped land.

3. We have the choice of simply allowing cities to expand constantly, or we can look at cities as being a collection of ecovillages. If we choose the second thought, then I believe even cities can be made more sustainable. The suburbs lend themselves exceptionally well to being turned into eco-suburbs.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal