Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Individual Project One Statement

The aim for project one is to identify the various climatic, cultural, ecological, economic, geographical, political, social and technological contexts in term of the specific theme group site. Then extend on some or one of these context issues and opportunities to form a future vision and planning scenario for the site.

The world is becoming more ‘urban’ and the 'western-consumer’ lifestyle is spreading causing our current planet to become extremely unsustainable. To stop disaster from happening to our future generations, we must commit to a series of achievable goals within a timeframe of 40 years to ultimate alter the way-of-life for communities, then eventually the world's way-of-life. Over this time period societies must learn to live in collaboration with a number of sustainable economic, social and environmental requirements and services; while striving for an equal balance between built-up and natural areas within our cities. Current communities shall commit to enhancing closed-loop services, environmental restoration of habitats, biodiversity and eco-systems through collective sustainable education, socialised sharing and lifestyle factors. Sharing is key because it can assist in breaking down society into more closer-knit localised community hubs. This is beneficial in providing richer and more diverse communities, it offers better opportunities for trade and resource sharing, reduces transport needs and ultimately helps develop a more sustainable future. Such goals, education and strategies will aid in reducing consumerism and urbanisation; and will loosen linkages between product usage, ownerships, resources and demands, becoming a key feature in developing self-sufficient communities. These schemes will introduce joint-ownership rights and it will equally divide and distribute responsibilities across all members, enhancing community spirit and social stability.

By the year 2050, the Woodford Folk Festival will become a regular and more popular celebration of sharing lore, environmental stability, de-urbanisation, diversity and human rights. Its localised sharing implementation strategies and sustainable community development will lead by example and set a benchmark for communities and cities elsewhere to adapt their social trends routines and lifestyles to those that are environmentally aware. The festival's past history, committed volunteers, current sustainable beliefs and future goals will aid in making this transition successful as sustainability is more than improving the environmental quality of an area, it’s about community development, decision-making processes, awareness, involvement and engagement. About reaching a common goal and maintaining a balance between economic development and environmental protection.

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