Greenwich Millennium Village is often described as 'sustainable' but it is hard to see why. The morphology of the buildings is scarcely designed to conserve energy - it looks more like a traditional architect's ego-trip, however pleasing residents might find it.
The landscape planning for a truly sustainable village would, at least, include:
The fence bars entry to the wetland. The red notices say 'No Fishing' and 'No Swimming'.
The wetland park is visually and ecologically attractive - but it leaves residents with no garden space and no space for sustainable urban food production.
The white lettering reads: ' 60,000 shrubs have been planted along with 12,000 trees and enough turf to cover 20 football pitches'. This is NOT a sustainable approach to open space design. It produces the type of 'parkland' shown below.
This is Visual Space. It is not Ecological Space and it is not Social Space.