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Scientific Alliance Position

We believe that how people live and travel is an important area for which there is no simple “best” solution. We support the development of new building methods and design which can improve energy efficiency and enhance quality of life, but people’s needs should not necessarily be given second priority behind environmental considerations. The need or urge to travel cannot easily be denied, and rational alternative ways to fulfil it should be sought as far as possible. Given the transition from a society dependent largely on horse-drawn transport in the early part of the 20th Century to one where the internal combustion engine dominates a hundred years later, it is inconceivable that a further century will not see a radical change in transport systems.