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The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination

Take a walk into the future in a British city where housing is sustainable, energy is locally owned, food is abundant, and the work week is just three days long!

Built 15 years ago as part of a sustainable construction initiative throughout this city, a three-story apartment complex costs virtually nothing to heat, the basement hosts composting units for all the buildings’ toilets, and rooftop solar panels generate all of the community’s electricity needs. Here, the kids seem to have radically different feelings about school than they did 10 years ago and now love going to school.

The education department decided to eliminate testing, give ample space for unstructured play, and provide students with opportunities within the community to acquire meaningful skills.

Kids live happy and healthy lives by their own definition of what means that most to them. Intensive food gardens are managed by students. You’ll find more bikes and fewer cars, and working half days is the norm. How does it work? And is it really possible? It seems so. ​

Enjoy this walk into the future in a British city where housing is sustainable, energy is locally owned, food is abundant, and the work week is just three days long.

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