OUR SOCIETY IS DEFINED OF WHAT WE BUILT AS A COMMUNITY
WHAT IS A SUSTAINABLE CITY
Sustainable community development is the ability to make development choices which respect the relationship between economy, ecology, and equity
ABOUT OUR CITY
KEEPING OUR CITY SUSTAINABLE
- Leave the car in the garage and walk or cycle for short trips.
- Use public transport.
- Keep your car tyres inflated to the recommended pressure.
- Drive slowly and smoothly.
- Car-pool with workmates.
Reduce energy expenditure in your home
- Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.
- Replace regular light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
- Insulate your home and reduce your heating and cooling bills.
- Install a water-saving shower-head and take shorter showers.
- Dry your clothes outside on the line rather than in the clothes dryer.
- Switch to ‘green energy’ for your electricity needs.
Reduce your ‘carbon footprint’ when you shop
- Buy local and seasonal food produce to reduce energy use in transport and storage.
- Buy items with minimal packaging whenever possible.
- If you buy new items, make sure they are made from sustainable, low-impact materials.
- Buy secondhand rather than new – from op shops, garage sales or over the Internet.
Longer term choices that help the environment
- Buy energy efficient household appliances.
- Install a solar-powered hot water system.
- Install rainwater tanks.
- Buy a more fuel-efficient car or think about not owning a car – perhaps you can share one.
- Move to an area where your workplace, shops and schools are within walking distance.
- Make work changes so that you can ‘telecommute’ to work using the telephone and email
Build strong communities
- Establish a community garden and educate yourselves and others about sustainable food practices.
- Start a ‘share network’ to pool resources such as lawn-mowers, garden or shed tools, bottling kits, bikes and so on.
- Recycle unwanted goods through a local ‘swap meet’ or invite your neighbours to hold a joint garage sale.
- Get together with parents from your children’s school to start a Walking School Bus.
- Organise with others to hold community tree-planting days.
- Get involved in your local council activities or join a group to help design people and environment friendly public spaces.
- Create a sustainable ‘transition town’ to plan for and limit the effects of climate change on your local neighbourhood.
At Harvey’s city we have great industrial land use, eg. Manufacturing (vehicles, computers, and furniture). We normally divide industrial into heavy industrial where large pieces of land is required, and were our citizens won’t be bothered with the pollution and noise. Light industrial land uses which may include smaller, cleaner which include smaller, cleaner industries.
Our residential land use is where most of the city’s citizens live. As you move to the out part of the city we have many housing including semi - detached, detached, townhouses, single floor homes or single family housing, and retirement homes for the elderly who have cannot work anymore and need special care. The inner part of the city has a higher urbanization including many high-rise buildings, including high rise apartments, low rise apartments, condos, motels, hotels and much more!