You are a reporter with a background in the CIOB. You are required to write an article for your professional journal which will look at the following two issues.
Firstly, local communities are becoming increasingly concerned that the history of their local areas is gradually disappearing due to the large number of new retail, commercial and residential developments that are being built.
You have been asked to write an article from the point of view of your own profession which discusses the impact that the issues below have had, over the past years, on developing sustainable local communities (you can use Eltham as your local community if you prefer or any other local community that you know well)
Issue 1 – The impact of improved public health and building control for the local area Issue 2 – How planning and development has change the local community
Secondly, you are also asked to examine the issues below within your article from the point of view of your own profession and to consider how these issues might have a positive or negative impact on the development of future sustainable communities
Issue 3 – The impact of sustainable energy
Issue 4 – Climate change
Issue 5 – Corporate responsibility for the Built Environment
You are required to use examples of relevant case studies and theories which support your views.
Please ensure that you include references within the article and provide a list of references at the end of your article as this is an academic submission
All assignments are to be uploaded via Turnitin, note the latest time you can upload your essay is midnight of Sunday 9th February 2014; if you are late the system will not let you upload & your essay will not be marked.
(Top tip: don’t leave it until the last minute, the system often crashes if everyone is trying to upload at the same time.)
The word count is to be a maximum of 1000 words, excluding any appendices