• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Greenwich Millennium Village - Sustainable Living

Extracts from this document...


Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Geography Homework ? Greenwich Millennium Village 1. Where is the Greenwich Millennium Village? 2. How can we describe the land on which the GMV has been built? 3. How can the GMV be described as being a ?sustainable community?? The Greenwich Millennium Village is on the Greenwich Peninsula, in south-east London, on the south banks of the River Thames in London. It is around one mile upstream from the Thames Barrier and south of the O2 Arena. It is a small ?village? based in the area of more ?modern? housing, supposed to be a more ?sustainable? settlement. Greenwich Millennium Village would be said to have been built on a brownfield site, as it is technically the redevelopment of the gasworks that originally were founded in the. ...read more.


The definition of a sustainable community is that it ?must meet the needs of present and future inhabitants, and have a minimal ecological footprint.? The settlement has rain collection facilities that collect water to be used in toilet flushing, which reduces the need for new water to be pumped out every time the toilet is flushed. The water also is used to water plants and waste water from baths, showers and sinks is filtered and used for the same things. The areas relies heavily on its own wind and solar power for electricity, as this avoids fossil fuel and minimises the ecological footprint by reducing pollution, as stated in the definition. ...read more.


Traffic is also a large cause of pollution, so there are many ways that people are encouraged to use other modes of transport. The village is very close to public transport connections and there are less parking spaces and lots of cycle tracks to discourage driving and encourage cycling. In addition, there are many other ?green? services available. These include regular recycling collections, abundant wildlife, with lakes, ponds and over 12,000 trees, and that all building materials are recyclable. All of these reasons reduce electricity, heat, landfill, gas and water usage, which in turn means that a minimal ecological impact is created. Because of this, there are more resources available not only for this generation, but also the next one, allowing it to fit well with the United Nations? definition of a sustainable community. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Human Geography section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Human Geography essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    How can urban living be sustainable

    4 star(s)

    petition going on to stop this because they say it will affect 19 schools and 30,000 people who are in a 2 mile radius from the site. As you can see, this is not a popular waste disposal method as it can damage health, cause extra traffic in local areas and pollution.

  2. GCSE Geography Settlement Coursework

    This means they should have a similar staff count. LOCATION NUMBER OF STAFF NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS Costa in Claredon Centre (9) (38) Costa in Waterstones (2) (15) Costa in Summertown (5) (36) The table shows the amount of staff working in and the amount of customers in each Costa.

  1. Is Greenwich a honeypot?

    The term honeypot comes from bees buzzing around a beehive and honey. Honeypots are usually characterised as a small area, that concentrate tourists and crowds of people.

  2. In this coursework I am investigating the titles: "The centre of Greenwich is a ...

    10:30 68 91 171 104 12:00 75 75 131 225 13:30 79 91 166 111 Site A This site is near the entrance of the market so maybe more people would be heading towards the market after lunch or at the end of their lunch breaks.

  1. geography settlement

    to identify a CBD, think of a city you know and in your exam give named examples for the features listed above. Urban land use models It is possible in many cities to identify zones where you can find a particular type of land use - eg, a residential zone.

  2. Modern Living.

    across it and, over 400 years later, in 1653, Philip Collop was accused of obstructing a roadway by depositing timber on it. However, the Court records tend to give a rather one-sided view of life at the time since, by definition, they only deal with those who did wrong (or rather more accurately, those who were caught).

  1. Stoke Bruerne is a small village near towcestor off of the A5 in between ...

    at nights, but stoke Bruerne was close to the A5 which was later improved by Thomas Telford. Then there was the idea of transporting good's by the sea, but there was problems such as seasonal problems like ice and driving rain, there also was all year gales, it also was quite expensive as boats sank, and there was piracy.

  2. What should planners in the new Millenium learn from the redevelopment of the London ...

    These included tobacco, furniture manufacturing, processing of imported food and drink, leather goods and shipbuilding. Lots of engineering and transport wharves, warehouses and factories were built in the area to cope with the dramatic increase in industry. The narrow streets in the area were filled with cheap accommodation for the dock-workers.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work