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What is Regeneration about now?

Elizabeth Wrigley, Director at Core Connections gives thought to what regeneration means for towns and cities, and rural areas The word regeneration has for many decades signified reinventing uses for interesting industrial structures, bringing life back to abandoned docks, manufacturing areas and canal sides, and creating new lifestyles such as...

Dhaka, The Productive City

The capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, is often reminded as a poor, busy and polluted city in the heart of an often-flooded country. For a long time it was a quiet town, without any turbulence until recently some tension emerged. Deeper causes are not yet revealed but could have something...
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Passivhaus Tradesperson Course

Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland has announced the launch of its Passive House Tradesperson Course, enabling tradespeople to gain international accreditation for one of the world’s most efficient energy standards. Delivered by experienced personnel from the Passive House Academy in partnership with Saint-Gobain, the next course will be run from 25th-29th...
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A future flood resilient built environment

One in 6 homes is now under threat of flooding from rivers, sea and surface water. BRE’s Centre for Resilience is calling for a new approach to dealing with the risks along with investment and the development of innovative technologies to improve flood resilience. Director of the Centre, Dr...
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Managing the carbon footprint

David Fatscher Head of Market Development for Sustainability at BSI explains how a new standard for measuring greenhouse gas emissions at the city level, is helping London manage its carbon footprint. With an estimated 50% of the planet’s population becoming urban citizens by 2030, making cities more sustainable has become...

Vienna: Planning for Change

Maria Vassilakou, Deputy Mayor of Vienna, gives an overview of the Vienna Urban Development Plan STEP 2025. Vienna is immediately associated with culture, heritage and high quality of life, but this first impression is incomplete. The Vienna metropolitan region has seen an era of dynamic development since the political changes of...
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Sharing the sustainable vision

Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen gives details of how the City is becoming the first CO2 neutral capital in Europe…
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Driving smart, sustainable growth

Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy, Johannes Hahn explains what smart and sustainable growth means for European cities… 

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