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Residential Design
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    -Turks and Caicos
 

 

 

COMMUNITY
 


TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

 

Location
Eastern Caribbean
Property Area
171 square miles
Population
22,200
Client
National government
Status
Phase 1 Research
Sustainability
Features

Community interaction
Land Preservation
Development incewntive zones
Historic preservation
Complementary business relationships

 

Village Habitat Design was engaged by the Planning Department of the Turks and Caicos Islands to begin the process of developing a Sustainable Development Planning Initiative for the Islands. Planning for sustainable growth is the most effective way to protect resources upon which the economy and quality of life depend.

 

The goals for sustainable planning are:

  • Protect environmental resources. Establish target growth capacity that sustains quality of ecosystems, human health, and economic prosperity.
  • Improve the quality of life. Provide for a diverse economy balancing foreign investment and local enterprise, imports and local production enabling lasting prosperity.
  • Strengthen the community. Develop a public realm that includes the entire community. Incorporate sustainability in the education programs of the community.

Sustainable planning principles
Five primary planning principles must be employed to enable continuing prosperity, vibrant community, and ecological integrity:

  • Natural systems preserved
  • Compact nodes of mixed-usedevelopment
  • Sustainable Local Businesses
  • Diversity of Housing
  • Community Supportive Public Realm