n IMIESA - Going 'green' at grass roots level : environment

Volume 31, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 31, Issue 5, May 2006, p. 21
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



Extracted from text ... IMIESA MAY 2006 - 2 ENvIRONMENT The hardships of living on or below the poverty line are most visible in the suburb of Ivory Park. For the founders of the Midrand EcoCity Trust, it was the perfect setting for a bold experiment aimed at locating a "nexus between sustainable development and poverty eradication". From this was born the Ivory Park Urban Ecovillage, enshrining all the aspects of healthy and sustainable development for the 21st century. The village is a demonstration of a new way of innovative urban planning. It maximises the efficient use of natural resources and ecological development ..

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