Urban context in a sustainable neighborhood:
Goal 1: (Alleviate water shortage through construction of underground water channels (Karvonen, 2011))
Strategy 1: (Multi-prong approach by contracting different companies (Karvonen, 2011))
Action 1.1: (Every contractor shall start at a different point and they all meet at a common point (Karvonen, 2011))
Action 1.2: (Contractors are paid on a milestone basis therefore value for money (Karvonen, 2011))
Goal 2: (Reduce fossil fuel overreliance by harnessing wind and solar energy (Chia & Roseman, 2007))
Strategy 2: (Installing wind turbines in the high speed wind paths (Grau, 2015))
Action 2.1: (Connecting wind power to the mains grid (Cohen, 2018))
Action 2.2: (Controlling bird strikes on turbine blades)
Goal 3: (Enhance sewer sanitary (French, 2006))
Strategy 3: (Recycling of sewer wastes)
Action 3.1: (The wastes can be used to produce manure (Karvonen, 2011))
Action 3.2: (The wastes can be used for large-scale biogas production (French, 2006))
Goal 4: (Sinking of boreholes to alleviate water shortages)
Strategy 4: (It is cheaper to purchase government rigs and use them for the purpose (Hall, 2016))
Action 4.1: (A geological survey must be conducted to alleviate conflict of interest (Cohen, 2018))
Action 4.2: (The drilled wells must be in strategic locations to ensure even distribution (Fisher, Benson & Urban Land Institute, 2004))
Goal 5: (Enhancing security)
Strategy 5: (Making policing more of a service that a force and making it community friendly (Grau, 2015))
Action 5.1: (The public must be infused into the security system through community policing (Hall, 2016))
Action 5.2: (Licensed firearm holders should undergo psychological and background checks (Fisher, Benson & Urban Land Institute, 2004))
Spatial Framework in a sustainable neighborhood:
Goal 1: (Street beautification)
Strategy 1: (The streets should look more appealing with aesthetic value)
Action 1.1: (Planting of trees to line large streets in the form of boulevards (Coyle, 2017))
Action 1.2: (Planting of flowers along streets and inside roundabout islands (Chia & Roseman, 2007))
Goal 2: (Making the space viable for all forms of human beings despite their physique)
Strategy 2: (Buildings, roads and bus services should be usable by all)
Action 2.1: (Government buildings should have ramps to enable the physically challenged access all rooms and facilities)
Action 2.2: (Bus services and terminus should have facilities to cater for the physically challenged and those on wheelchairs (Grau, 2015))
Goal 3: (Demarcating special ambulance lanes (Coyle, 2017))
Strategy 3: (Special road marks shall be designed to facilitate ease of clearing roads for emergency vehicles in cases where there is need)
Action 3.1: (The special zones of the roads can be used by other vehicles during normal traffic hours)
Action 3.2: (The special road areas should however never be used by bicycles and pedestrians even during non-emergency periods)
Goal 4: (Demarcation of bicycle paths to encourage fitness (Pucher & Buehler, 2012))
Strategy 4: (It is vital to have road segments for bicycles to avoid collision with motor traffic)
Action 4.1: (The bike tracks may intertwine with pedestrian walks in narrow roads (Pucher & Buehler, 2012))
Action 4.2: (Road rails should be erected to ensure safety of the paths (Pucher & Buehler, 2012))
Goal 5: (Construction of shades in pedestrian walks (Rosenfeld & Harrison, 2010))
Strategy 5: (The hot sun may be detrimental to walking dwellers and tourists (Rosenfeld & Harrison, 2010))
Action 5.1: (Shades should be constructed along pedestrian walks)
Action 5.2: (trees should also be planted along the paths to provide shade and breeze (Rosenfeld & Harrison, 2010))
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