Welcome to ecotownZ, (cue gravelly voiceover) the website that will
save the world.
Some things this website is not about:
Greenwashing. Sticking a few solar
panels and wind turbines on a housing estate does not an eco-city make.
Gorgeous, physics-defying buildings whose
only real contribution to the environment would be looking cool
Giving things up. It's about improving our quality of life
by offering better choices. All the eco-friendliness is just a happy byproduct.
This is my proposal for an eco-city for 150,000 residents.
It follows the traditional urban form and requires no
new technologies – it could have been built in the 1930s.
The city is fully pedestrianised, making walking a real
pleasure. The air is clean. Streets are quiet and safe.
the best of both city and country living. Not only are there grocery
stores, bakeries, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. just a short walk from
your front door, but so is the countryside.
And you still get to live in a house with a garden.
High Quality Public Transport
Longer journeys within the city are by public transport.
Electric trolleybuses arrive every few minutes, whizzing you around the
city without ever getting caught in traffic.
Just 24 trolleybuses are required to provide a 4 minute service.
Screened Road Layout
But when you're travelling further afield, or need to transport
something heavy around the city, you still have easy access to a car.
And visitors can drive up to the city centre without having to park