Green social democracy: better homes in better places

Green social democracy: better homes in better places


How can we best stimulate the housing sector and use the planning system to negotiate the biggest challenges in our dense, built environment? How can we realise the benefits of household energy efficiency for living standards, jobs and the climate? How can we transform our energy markets to put people at the centre of energy policy? How can we better recognise the importance of place in tackling environmental issues?
 
Green social democracy: better homes in better places, the second of three contributor pamphlets under our Green Roots programme, sets out to answer a number of these crucial questions. Bringing together contributions from social democratic thinkers and independent experts, it looks at how to deliver sustainable communities, reconciling the importance of social and environmental capital with the need to create many hundreds of thousands of new homes.                                                                        
“Not only do we need growth, we need growth that is inclusive and made by the many. We also need a society that is rooted in the strength and ingenuity of our local communities. We will reflect on these suggestions as we set out our policies for the general election in the months ahead.” Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, leader of the Labour Party, September 2013
 
This pamphlet was preceded by the recent publication, Green liberalism: a local approach to the low carbon economy, and will be followed by the final contributor pamphlet in this series, Green conservatism: protecting the environment through open markets.
 
We would like to thank the Ashden Trust, the European Climate Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for supporting the Green Roots programme.
Author(s):
edited by Matthew Spencer, Hannah Kyrke-Smith and Karen Crane
Publication Date:
20 September, 2013
ISBN:
978-1-909980-00-6
Cost:
£5.00
Theme:
Political Leadership

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