In the UK, eco-city projects are actively implemented. In one of these cities – the North -Western Bister – people will begin to settle this year. The beister is the first of the four eco-city launched in design in 2007 with the aim of creating places useful for the environment, economics and living of man.
The city of Bister will also become one of the few communities One Planet (one planet) organized around the world, as a Bioregional charity program. This program strives to find ways for people and society, which will reduce the level of consumption to such an extent that the resources of the planet that a person spends do not exceed those that the Earth can give.
IVF of the city are built in several stages. So, in Bister they are now given permission to build 2600 new houses, although the main task is to complete one of the districts of the city where people can move by the end of the year.
All houses under construction are stable, but accessible to the population. It is expected that this year the first tenants will enter them.
Each house will be equipped with an energy monitoring system. It is also said about the adaptation of houses to climate, that is, housing is energy -efficient and will allow people to spend a minimum of resources. Structures will remain warm in winter, but not overheat in the summer. Solar panels, of course, will also become part of real estate in the northwestern Bister.
The layout is satisfied with ergonomic. Primary schools will be built 800 meters from all houses in the city. Working areas will be in the zone of convenient transport accessibility. Not the use of cars in the city will be encouraged; Electric cars will be available to those who need it.
Residents of the city will be able to use special bicycle and pedestrian routes, as well as buses (stops no further than 400 meters from each house), charging points for electric vehicles and rolling electric vehicles.
Food is planned to be produced mainly on the spot. The emphasis will be placed on its own farms.
The first stage in the construction of the city and the first district of the city is called “sample”. It will end when 393 houses with zero energy consumption, as well as primary school, public center, eco-bar, eco business center and shopping center will be built on the territory of eco-city.
Everything will be handed over in the near future, as the developer assures. The plan also includes the construction of infrastructure elements, parks, playgrounds, farm community. Own market, cafes, restaurants and shops – all this will also be.
Residents will begin to move to the “Sample” area of the North-Western Bister later this year. The entire phase of construction will end in 2018. But the city will develop entirely, according to the calculations of developers, about 25-30 years old. During this period, it will grow to a large city with 6,000 effective stable houses.