Low Impact Development

"LID often also increases ecological diversity, challenging dominant understandings of an inevitably antagonistic relationship between ‘humans’ and ‘nature’. In construction LIDs employ natural, reclaimed and/or local materials, renewable technologies and are generally engaged in their own ethical and organic food production. LIDs are designed to support sustainable livelihoods and lifestyles by minimising vehicle use, reducing costs (and, hence, the need to travel to earn money) and reducing consumption."

Maxey, L and Pickerill, J (2009) Geographies of Sustainability: Low Impact Developments and Radical Spaces of Innovation. Geography Compass 3/4 (2009): 1515–1539

Discussions and Publications on Low-Impact Development

Existing LID Projects