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Coast to Coast Climate Challenge

Coast to Coast Climate Challenge

Striving forwards to create climate resilient cities using holistic climate adaptation in Central Denmark Region.
emotional cities

eMOTIONAL Cities: Mapping cities through the senses of who make them

Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, eMOTIONAL Cities is a 48-month project, with a total budget of nearly €5 million, that is designed to fully characterise the intensity and complexity of urban health challenges and inequalities.
sustainable buildings, environment

Sustainable buildings

Borja Izaola, Project Manager from GBCe (Green Building Council España), tells us what we need to know about sustainable buildings.
green cities, infrastructure

How do we define green infrastructure?

An exploration of ‘green infrastructure’ plans across 20 US cities found several inconsistent and limited definitions - so researchers created a new one.
built environment, net zero goals

UK pushes for lower carbon emissions in the built environment

New homes and buildings are to produce much less carbon emissions in order to help the UK move towards its net zero goals.
net-zero built environment

The public sector can be at the vanguard of a net-zero built environment

Ron Cowley, CEO of the Active Building Centre, ponders how the public sector has a vital role to play in driving the move to the decarbonisation of buildings.
air quality and health

The intrinsic link between air quality and health in built environments

Mark Grayston, Head of Product Marketing at Mitsubishi Electric, discusses the intrinsic link between air quality and health in our built environments.
Open Access Government October

Open Access Government October 2020

The October 2020 edition of Open Access Government speaks about global government policy issues, such as health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, international development, environment, energy and equality.
town planning

What impact can AI have on town planning?

Robin Barber, Product Owner of Built Environment at Arcus Global, explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can play a role in town planning.
Urban tree estabishment - Balled and burlapped tree

Transplanting: The final step towards successful urban tree establishment

Dr Nina Bassuk from the School of Integrative Plant Science discusses the importance of transplanting in urban tree establishment.
Urban trees

The need for urban trees – Can trees save our cities?

What is the place of urban trees in modern cities? Dr Nina Bassuk from the School of Integrative Plant Science discusses their importance.
international development lab

Regional Development in Sweden: The story of an international development lab

At the Alexanderson Institute in Sweden, new and exciting methods are created to promote future growth, as we now discover.
School of Integrative Plant Science

Rating trees for use in urban environments

With the benefits of trees in urban environments becoming more obvious Dr Nina Bassuk and colleagues discuss selection and implementation
millennials

Eco-friendly homes: a look at millennials and the housing market

When you think about a typical house, it is usually made from either stone or brick, powered by electricity and has a roof structured to protect its residents from rain. However, as millennials hit the housing market, the criteria has begun to change and they are driving the construction of ‘wellness-minded’ buildings.
School of Integrative Plant Science

Using CU-Structural Soil™ in the Urban Environment

The Case for CU-Structural Soil™: Why do we need it, what is it, and how is it used? Dr Nina Bassuk of the School of Integrative Plant Science explains.
efficient

Smart cities will only ever be as efficient as their foundations

Smart cities have the power to transform the lives of its citizens and the environment, but the reality is that they will only ever improve lives if they are built on a fast, reliable and widespread 5G network.
Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of lonliness?

Risk of loneliness does not depend on the neighbourhood you live in

Does your neighbourhood affect social cohesion and the feeling of loneliness? Gideon Bolt & Roxanne van Nieuwamerongen discuss There is an extensive debate on the role of the neighbourhood composition on social cohesion since Robert Putnam introduced his constrict theory in 2007. Het posited that in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, majority...
housing crisis

Why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national...

Chris Bailey of Action on Empty Homes addresses the question of exactly why is so much of England’s housing stock empty at a time of national housing crisis.
empty homes

Japan’s unoccupied property crisis to rise year on year

Over eight million properties lie vacant in Japan and the problem is set to get worse due to an ageing and shrinking population.
2030

The future of cities in the UK: A vision for 2030

Cllr Judith Blake, Chair of Core Cities UK and Leader of Leeds City Council sheds light on a new report, Cities 2030 Global Success, Local Prosperity, which details a vision of UK cities in 2030

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