Presentation on theme: "STARTER ACTIVITY In pairs, discuss why you think we need more homes in the UK. Try to think of at least four reasons. Where do you think these new homes."— Presentation transcript:
STARTER ACTIVITY In pairs, discuss why you think we need more homes in the UK. Try to think of at least four reasons. Where do you think these new homes should be built? Be prepared to explain your ideas.
The population of the UK is still slowly rising. Why is this? More and more of us are living alone. There are more “single person households.” Why is this?
Some houses are too run down to live in. Not enough new houses are being built More and more of us are moving into some areas Why is this?
greenfield sites We could build on greenfield sites. These are sites in rural areas which have not been built on before.
brownfieldsites. Or we could build on brownfield sites. These are sites that were already built on, but may be waste ground now and can be redeveloped. The government would like at least 60% of new homes to go on brownfield sites. TASKS
An example of redevelopment on a brownfield site
STARTER ACTIVITY ~ Discuss in pairs Where is this area? What do you think it is like there? Can you recognise and name any features on the aerial photograph?
ENQUIRY How do developments in the Greenwich Peninsula show how we can live sustainably? That means living without wasting things or harming the environment.
This map dates from 2000. Where is the “Greenwich Peninsula”? What do you notice about the land use in the Greenwich Peninsula?
History of the Greenwich Peninsula A few hundred years ago it was a rural area. About 500 people lived there. Many of them grew vegetables for London. By 1860 industry had arrived. There were shipyards and factories to make rope, chemicals and ammunition. In 1889 a huge gas works opened, making gas from coal.
The area began to decline in the late 20 th century. Old houses like the ones opposite were demolished in the 1970s. One by one, the old industries closed down. By the early 1990s much of the area was derelict. The old gasworks closed in 1985. It was no longer needed because we had changed to using gas from the North Sea.
Redevelopment of the area began in 1997 and finishes in 2005. The Millennium Dome was just one of the new buildings on the old gasworks site.
These Greenwich Village houses have many features to help save energy. They are well insulated to keep heat in, have south-facing glass walls to trap the sun’s heat and have energy-saving fridges, washing machines and dishwashers. How could this building save energy?
Examples of high-rise apartments alongside the R. Thames
How do you think the local Sainsbury’s saves energy?
Supermarkets use electricity for light and heat. The Sainsbury’s in Greenwich Village saves electricity by: making some of its own wind and solar power having a glass roof to let natural light in There are also facilities for recycling at the store and a place for free recharging of electric cars.
Saving water All the rain falling on the Dome roof is collected and used for the toilets. All the rain falling on the roof of Sainsbury’s is used to water plants around the supermarket
There is a very good bus service There is a tube station beside the Dome There are lots of cycle tracks There are not many parking spaces You can order from the supermarket on the internet. Your shopping is delivered to your home. Cutting traffic Cars cause pollution and clog up the streets. So people living in Greenwich Village are encouraged not to drive!
Public transport links are excellent, linking the Greenwich Peninsula with other areas of London.
Attracting wildlife Salt marshes are being created along the edge of the river to attract ducks and other birds.
Using Technology and Building a Community The houses are really hi-tech! They all have computers. All houses are linked to the Greenwich Village website, the school and the health centre. Fire alarms in houses are automatically linked to the local fire station. Burglar alarms are linked to a local security centre.
Millennium Dome Tube and bus stations Parks Millennium Village Housing Sainsbury’s Lots of cycle tracks but not many parking spaces Key features of development in the Greenwich Peninsula