Discuss how initiatives at the local/neighbourhood level can lead to the creation of environmentally and socially sustainable communities.

There are 5 questions, each questions answer should be 330 words. They are journal entries based on UK \’environmental sustainability\’.

Question 1: Briefly contrast the arguments presented by Monbiot and Juniper in their articles from August 2012 and then discuss which, if either, provides the most convincing argument to whether economic value should be applied to the natural environment. You draw on some of the wider literature relating to ecosystem services and natural capital to support your discussion.

Question 2: Summarise what the LearnHigher website* says are the key points for successful group work.

Question 3: Discuss how initiatives at the local/neighbourhood level can lead to the creation of environmentally and socially sustainable communities.

Question 4: In relation to Warneford Meadow, if the site had not been designate a Town Green, discuss what environmentally and socially sustainable features could have been incorporated into a development on the site. Ensure your discussion takes into account the needs of the site owners and existing community around the site.

Question 5: Discuss why we need to manage water sustainably and the role of SUDS (sustainable urban drainage systems) in achieving this.